UBC Press

Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History (Nature | History | Society Series)

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ISBN: 9780774824255
Publisher: UBC Press
Publication Date: 2013-09-19
Number of pages: 304
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In early December 2006, a powerful windstorm ripped through Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The storm transformed the city’s most treasured landmark into a tangle of splintered trees and shattered a decades-old vision of the park as timeless virgin wilderness. In Inventing Stanley Park, Sean Kheraj traces how this tension between popular expectations of idealized nature and the volatility of complex ecosystems helped shape the landscape of one of the world’s most famous urban parks.

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