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UNB contributes to new environmental history book

Author: Communications

Posted on Mar 25, 2013

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

The latest in environmental history from Atlantic Canada is now available from UNB's regional history publisher, Acadiensis Press.

Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada is an original exploration of the relationship between people and the environment in Atlantic Canada, from the native-settler interactions of the 17th century to the present-day challenges of resource depletion and economic renewal. Major themes focus on how people have explained and understood the natural world, what we have learned from experiments in conservation and management, and how we have responded to environmental crisis and change.

This wide-ranging collection features contributors from all four provinces and beyond, and is edited and introduced by Claire Campbell and Robert Summerby-Murray of Dalhousie University. The final chapter is an eloquent survey of the region's environmental history by the distinguished historical geographer Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia. UNB contributors include Bill Parenteau, Professor of History, and Mark McLaughlin, a senior doctoral candidate in regional and environmental history.

Established in 1971, Acadiensis is a journal of regional history devoted to the study of Atlantic Canada and widely recognized as one of Canada's leading scholarly journals. In addition to the regular issues of the journal, Acadiensis Press publishes occasional anthologies and documents in regional history. Recent titles include The Education of an Innocent: An Autobiography by E.R. "Ernie" Forbes and The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830.

Anyone interested in the history of Atlantic Canada, can like Acadiensis on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @Acadiensis.

For media interview requests, contact Natasha Ashfield.

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