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- Cambridge University Press
Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, the implications of this environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia), and the attempts to dam it for power and defend it for salmon, are global. Matthew Evenden explores the transnational forces that affected the river, the changing knowledge and practices of science, and the role of environmental change in influencing environmental debate.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Studies in Environment and History Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)|
Table of Contents
List of tables, figures, photographs and maps; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. 'A rock of disappointment'; 2. Damming the tributaries; 3. Remaking hells gate; 4. Pent-up energy; 5. The power of aluminium; 6. Fish versus power; 7. The politics of science; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.