So Vast and Various: Interpreting Canada's Regions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Carleton Library Series)

So Vast and Various: Interpreting Canada's Regions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Carleton Library Series)

By: John Warkentin (author)Paperback

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John Warkentin looks at the work of geographers from 1831 to 1977 through the regional descriptions of seven perceptive observers of Canada who provide very different but illuminating interpretations: Joseph Bouchette, a surveyor-general from Lower Canada; George Parkin, an educator and journalist from New Brunswick; J.D. Rogers, a British barrister and scholar; Harold Innis, the great economic historian; R.C. Wallace, a geologist with administrative experience in the North; Bruce Hutchison, a brilliant BC journalist with deep regional insights; and Thomas Berger, who presided over a Royal Commission on northern development in the 1970s. Warkentin's introduction reveals how their descriptions and interpretations of Canada's areas helped provide the perceptions that influence contemporary conceptions of the country - both its regions and as a whole.

About Author

John Warkentin is a professor emeritus of geography at York University and the author of various books on Canada, including A Regional Geography of Canada: Life, Sand, and Space.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773537385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780773537385
  • ISBN10: 0773537384

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