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Fish Versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (Studies in Environment and History)

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Fish versus Power is an environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia) and the attempts to dam it for power and to defend it for salmon. Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, its implications are global as Evenden explores the transnational forces that shaped the river, the changing knowledge and practices of science, and the role of environmental change in shaping environmental debate. The Fraser is the world's most productive salmon river; it is also a large river with enormous waterpower potential. Very few rivers in the developed world have remained undammed. On the Fraser, however, fish - not dams - triumphed, and this book seeks to explain why.

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Environmental history of the Fraser River exploring attempts to dam it for power.

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Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, the implications of this environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia), and the attempts to dam it for power and defend it for salmon, are global. Matthew Evenden explores the transnational forces that affected the river, the changing knowledge and practices of science, and the role of environmental change in influencing environmental debate.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'A Rock of Disappointment'; 2. Damming the tributaries; 3. Remaking Hells Gate; 4. Pent-up energy; 5. The power of aluminum; 6. Fish vs. power; 7. The politics of science; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521830997
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Author:
Evenden, Matthew D.
Author:
Evenden, Matthew
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Fishes
Subject:
Pacific salmon fisheries
Subject:
Hydroelectric power plants.
Subject:
Fraser River
Subject:
Fishery conservation--British Columbia--Frase
Subject:
Fishery conservation -- British Columbia.
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Studies in Environment and History
Series Volume:
3116
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328

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"Synopsis" by , Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, the implications of this environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia), and the attempts to dam it for power and defend it for salmon, are global. Matthew Evenden explores the transnational forces that affected the river, the changing knowledge and practices of science, and the role of environmental change in influencing environmental debate.
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