By Donald G. Wetherell

ISBN-10: 0773547916

ISBN-13: 9780773547919

Encounters with wild animals are one of the most vital relationships among people and the wildlife. providing a historical past of human interactions with flora and fauna in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan among 1870 and 1960, natural world, Land, and other people examines the confrontations that resulted in various effects - from the close to annihilation of a few species to the extreme renovation of others - and skilfully unearths the roots of those relationships in people’s wishes for nutrition, activity, safety, fiscal improvement, own achievement, and id.

Donald Wetherell indicates how utilitarian practices, within which people seen animals both as pleasant resources of revenue or as threats to their fiscal and private protection, ruled until eventually the Nineteen Sixties. along those perspectives, notwithstanding, different attitudes asserted that wild animals have been a part of the wonder, secret, and order of the wildlife. He outlines the ways that this later angle received energy after international battle II, exotic through a transforming into conviction that each species has ecological price. via a century within which the ordinary panorama of the prairie zone was once greatly remodeled by means of human job, conflicts constructed over fur and online game administration, over Aboriginal use of the land, and over the protection of endangered species like bison and elk. but the interval additionally observed the production of nationwide parks, zoos, and traditional historical past societies.

Drawing on a wide range of ancient resources and images in addition to present techniques to environmental background, flora and fauna, Land, and other people enriches our knowing of the many-layered relationships among people and nature.

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