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Author Parr, Joy, 1949-
Title Sensing changes : technologies, environments, and the everyday, 1953-2003 / Joy Parr ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, c2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HM856 .P37 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020344644
Descript xxviii, 270 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Series Nature, history, society
Nature, history, society
Note "htto://, with new media by Jon van der Veen"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-253) and index
Introduction: Embodied histories -- Place and citizenship : Woodlands, meadows, and a military training ground: the NATO base at Gagetown -- Safety and sight : Working knowledge of the insensible: radiation protection in nuclear power plants, 1962-92 -- Movement and sound : A walking village remade: Iroquois and the St. Lawrence Seaway -- Time and scale : A river becomes a reservoir: the Arrow Lakes and the damming of the Columbia -- Smell and risk : Uncertainty along a Great Lakes shoreline: hydrogen sulphide and the production of heavy water -- Taste and expertise : Local water diversely known: the E. coli contamination in Walkerton 2000 and after -- Conclusion : Historically specific bodies
"Our bodies are archives of sensory knowledge that shape how we understand the world. If our environment changes at an unsettling pace, how will we make sense of a world that is no longer familiar? One of Canada's premier historians tackles this question by exploring situations in the recent past where state-driven megaprojects and regulatory and technological changes forced ordinary people to cope with transformations that were so radical that they no longer recognized their home and workplaces or, by implication, who they were."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Economic development projects -- Environmental aspects -- Canada
Economic development projects -- Social aspects -- Canada
Ecological disturbances -- Canada
Human ecology -- Canada
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Canada
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Canada
Human ecology -- History
Traditional ecological knowledge
Alt Author Wynn, Graeme, 1946-
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