Sensing Changes is essential reading for environmental
historians and historians of technology, the senses, and the everyday.
It will be of interest to anyone seeking new approaches to the past or
new ways to cope with a rapidly changing world.
Joy Parr is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture, and Risk in the Geography Department at the University of Western Ontario.
Foreword: "Now I am Ready to Tell How Bodies are Changed Into Different Bodies" / Graeme Wynn The Megaprojects New Media Series / Jon van der Veen 1 Introduction - Embodied Histories 2 Place and Citizenship - Woodlands, Meadows, and a Military Training Ground: The NATO Base at Gagetown 3 Safety and Sight - Working Knowledge of the Insensible: Radiation Protection in Nuclear Power Plants, 1962-92 4 Movement and Sound - A Walking Village Remade: Iroquois and the St. Lawrence Seaway 5 Time and Scale - A River Becomes a Reservoir: The Arrow Lakes and the Damming of the Columbia 6 Smell and Risk - Uncertainty along a Great Lakes Shoreline: Hydrogen Sulphide and the Production of Heavy Water 7 Taste and Expertise - Local Water Diversely Known: The E. coli Contamination in Walkerton 2000 and After 8 Conclusion: Historically Specific Bodies Notes Select Bibliography Index