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Wynn, Graeme 1946-

Works: 66 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 5,581 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Academic theses  Essays  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other
Classifications: E41, 911.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Graeme Wynn
Canada and arctic North America : an environmental history by Graeme Wynn( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the arrival of the first humans tens of thousands of years ago and the activities of mining and logging companies in the present, the environment of the North American Arctic has been shaped by people and their activities. Canada and Arctic North America is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary environmental history of Canada - exploring the complex interplay between human societies and northern North America, from the Aleutian Islands to the Grand Banks, and from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Islands."--Jacket
The culture of flushing : a social and legal history of sewage by Jamie Benidickson( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To most, the flush of a toilet is routine - the way we banish waste and ensure cleanliness. It is safe, efficient, necessary, nonpolitical, and utterly unremarkable. Yet Jamie Benidickson's examination of the social and legal history of sewage in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom demonstrates that the uncontroversial reputation of flushing is deceptive. The Culture of Flushing is particularly relevant in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted, as it investigates and clarifies the murky evolution of waste treatment."--Jacket
North America : the historical geography of a changing continent by Thomas F McIlwraith( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic text retains the superb scholarship of the first edition in a thoroughly revised and accessibly written new edition. With both new and updated essays by distinguished American and Canadian authors, the book provides a comprehensive historical overview of the formation and growth of North American regions from European exploration and colonization to the second half of the twentieth century. Collectively the contributors explore the key themes of acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and acculturation, frontier expansion, spatial organization of society, resource
A scholar's guide to geographical writing on the American and Canadian past by Michael P Conzen( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timber colony : a historical geography of early nineteenth century New Brunswick by Graeme Wynn( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vancouver and its region( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vancouver is considered by many to be one of the most vibrant and livable urban areas in the world. The story of the city and its region has many aspects: a spectacular physical setting shaped over millennia by glaciers and volcanic activity; a complex and vigorous Native society disrupted by the fur trade, the gold rush, the railroad, and urbanization; a dynamic metropolis rapidly rising to prominence on the provincial, Pacific, and world stages; and a biophysical environment profoundly altered by the impacts of urban growth. In Vancouver and Its Region leading Canadian geographers examine the remarkable transformation of British Columbia's Lower Mainland and answer the question: what is this place about? The authors present an integrated, accessible account of the physical, social, economic, historical, and environmental development of the region. The book opens with a vivid photographic essay and the rest of the text is richly illustrated with over 150 original maps, photographs, drawings, and diagrams. Each carefully researched chapter is rich in local detail, yet deliberately seeks a broader view. Readers will be intrigued by the fresh perspectives offered on Vancouver, and the book makes substantial contributions to the various interdisciplinary fields of geography. This book comes at a time when many people are concerned about the future of the Lower Mainland. They wonder if the region will be able to retain its vitality in face of increasing urban problems and the pressures of too much growth. By providing an understanding of what Vancouver is about, this important book makes a critical contribution to our understanding of what it will become
The nature of Canada by Colin MacMillan Coates( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended to delight and provoke, these short, beautifully crafted essays, enlivened with photos and illustrations, explore how humans have engaged with the Canadian environment and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada. Tracing a path from the Ice Age to the Anthropocene, some of the foremost stars in the field of environmental history reflect on how we, as a nation, have idolized and found inspiration in nature even as fishers, fur traders, farmers, foresters, miners, and city planners have commodified it or tried to tame it. They also travel lesser known routes, revealing how Indigenous people listened to glaciers and what they have to tell us; and how even the nature we can't see - the smallest of pathogens - has served the interests of some while threatening the very existence of others. The Nature of Canada will make you think differently not only about Canada and its past but quite possibly about Canada and its future. Its insights are just what we need as Canada attempts to reconcile the opposing goals of prosperity and preservation."--
People, places, patterns, processes : geographical perspectives on the Canadian past( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Canada : four essays( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Town Called Asbestos : Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community by Jessica Van Horssen( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral's devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community's survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local/global tensions that defined Asbestos's proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced--and continue to face today."--Page 4 of cover
The people and the bay : a social and environmental history of Hamilton Harbour by Nancy Barbara Bouchier( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the complicated relationship between Hamilton Harbour and the people who came to reside on its shores. From the time of European settlement through to Hamilton's rise as an industrial city, townsfolk struggled with nature, and with one another, to champion their vision of "the bay" as a place to live, work, and play. Bouchier and Cruikshank bring to life the personalities and power struggles, drawing on a rich collection of archival materials. Along the way, they challenge readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow."--
The Bellingham collection of geographical studies( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levelling the Lake : Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed by Jamie Benidickson( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Levelling the Lake explores a century and a half of social, economic, and legal arrangements through which the resources environment of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake watershed have been both harnessed and harmed. Stretching across parts of Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake basin spans boundaries and jurisdictions. Jamie Benidickson traces the environmental consequences of logging, mining, forest industries, commercial fishing, hydro-electricity production, and recreation on the natural environment and the often unanticipated impacts of these activities on water flows and quality as well as on local residents, including Indigenous communities, which encouraged new legal and institutional responses. Assessing the transition from primary resource extraction toward sustainable development at a watershed level with a focus on law and governance, Levelling the Lake also shows how inter-jurisdictional and transboundary issues--many involving the Canada-US International Joint Commission--continue to play a significant role in many parts of the region. Levelling the Lake features historical examples offering hard lessons and successful experiments that provide encouragement for the effective management of ecosystems such as the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake basin."--
Unbuilt environments : tracing postwar development in northwest British Columbia by Jonathan Peyton( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the latter half of the twentieth century, legions of industrial pioneers came to northwestern British Columbia with grand plans for mines, dams, and energy-development schemes. Yet many of their projects failed to materialize or were abandoned midstream. Unbuilt Environments reveals that these lapsed resource projects had lasting effects on the natural and human environment. Drawing on a range of case studies to analyze the social and environmental impacts of unfinished projects, Jonathan Peyton considers development failure a productive concept for northwestern Canada. He looks at a closed asbestos mine, an abandoned rail grade, an imagined series of hydroelectric installations, a failed LNG export facility, and a transmission line - and finds that these unrealized developments continue to shape contemporary resource conflicts"--Back cover
Home truths : highlights from BC history( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fixing Niagara Falls : environment, energy, and engineers at the world's most famous waterfall by Daniel Macfarlane( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late nineteenth century, Niagara Falls has been heavily engineered to generate energy behind a flowing facade designed to appeal to tourists. "Fixing Niagara Falls" reveals the technological feats and cross-border politics that facilitated the transformation of one of the most important natural sites in North America. Daniel Macfarlane shows how this natural wonder is essentially a tap: huge tunnels around the reconfigured falls channel the waters of the Niagara River, which ebb and flow according to the tourism calendar. This book offers a unique interdisciplinary and transborder perspective on how the Niagara landscape embodies the power of technology and nature."--
Remaking the land God gave to Cain : a brief environmental history of Canada by Graeme Wynn( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada by Stephen J Pyne( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada's forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made say a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga"--Jacket
The Atlantic region to Confederation : a history by Phillip A Buckner( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic region covers the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
The assault on the New Brunswick forest, 1780-1850 by Graeme Wynn( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Canada and arctic North America : an environmental history
The culture of flushing : a social and legal history of sewageA scholar's guide to geographical writing on the American and Canadian pastAwful splendour : a fire history of CanadaThe Atlantic region to Confederation : a history
Alternative Names
Graeme Wynn geograaf

Graeme Wynn Geograph und Umwelthistoriker

Graeme Wynn geographer and environmental historian

Wynn, Graeme

Wynn, Graeme Clifford 1946-

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