Books – Environmental Studies
Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy
Documenting a moment of transition.
Coping with Climate Change and Energy Futures
Confronting the challenges climate change and fossil fuel scarcity will bring to our rural communities.
Place History in Saskatchewan
A prairie history about life at the edge of the forest.
My Life with Grey Owl
A critical edition of the 1972 bestselling autobiography, Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl.
Canadian Farmers and the Politics of Genetically Modified Wheat
The remarkable story of the farmer-led coalition that defeated the introduction of GM wheat in Canada.
Anti-Clearcutting Activism at Grassy Narrows First Nation
The gripping story of how one community saved its forests from the largest newsprint company in the world.
Hydroelectric Development and First Nations in Manitoba and Quebec
Power Struggles: Hydro Development and First Nations in Manitoba and Quebec examines the evolution of new agreements between First Nations and Inuit and the hydro corporations in Quebec and Manitoba, including the Wuskwatim Dam Project, Paix des Braves, and the Great Whale Project.
Manitoba’s North and the Cost of Development, 1870 to 1930
Although climate and geography make our northern condition apparent, Canadians often forget about the north and its problems. Nevertheless, for the generation of historians that included Lower, Creighton, and Morton, the northern rivers, lakes, forests, and plains were often seen as primary characters in the drama of nation building. Jim Mochoruk shows how government and business worked together to transform what had been the exclusive fur-trading preserve of the Hudson’s Bay Company into an industrial hinterland.
Freshwater Fishes of Manitoba is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to all of Manitoba’s ninety-three species of freshwater fish. Each species is accurately depicted in detailed colour photographs and accompanying map, with descriptions of physical characteristics, spawning and feeding habits, distribution, habitat, ecological role, and economic importance. The guide also includes an extensive glossary, keys to identifying the families, species, and subspecies, and information on documentation and preservation of specimens
Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities
Waldram examines the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the Canadian northwest, focussing on the negotiations and agreements between the developers and the Native residents. He shows the parallels between the treatment of Natives by the government of Canada in these negotiations and the treaty process a century earlier.