Publisher: University of Calgary Press (July 30, 2000)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.9 MB
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the place the Mountains Meet the Prairies unearths the human historical past of 1 of the preferred and breathtakingly attractive nationwide parks in western Canada. The scope of this ebook is grand; Graham MacDonald takes his viewers again to prehistoric instances within the Waterton-Glacier zone and at last, deposits his readers within the 1990's park, after a travel overlaying millions of years of heritage. From a dialogue of the British naturalist, Charles Waterton, for whom the park was once named, to explorations of such issues as conservation and ecology, local traditions and treaties, townsite improvement and the present demanding situations dealing with nationwide parks, Graham MacDonald's research offers a wide interpretive historical past of this distinctive sector. faraway from simply delivering beautiful photos, the place the Mountains Meet the Prairies additionally captures the human part of this particular panorama, such a lot colourfully personified by way of J.G."Kootenai" Brown, Waterton's most famed and whimsical character. Supported through wide photographic and cartographic fabric, this publication isn't really to be neglected via fans of the extraordinary western panorama and those that wish to recognize extra concerning the humans and occasions that formed this amazing park.