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The Geographies of Canada

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Edited By Rémy Tremblay and Hugues Chicoine

This book offers an extensive and detailed look at the geographies of Canada, one of the largest countries in the world. The contributors consider subjects such as energy, resources, the rise of communications and the knowledge infrastructure, and the ever-expanding socio-cultural context in the twenty-first century, due to increased immigration from non-Anglophone or non-Francophone countries and communities. The volume is set against the historical background of Canada where distances are significant both in physical and symbolic terms.
Each chapter of the book includes review questions that will help instructors to outline student work plans and spark interest in issues such as landscape, politics and change. The volume provides a thorough introduction to Canada while also touching upon contemporary geographical issues.

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Introduction ........................................................................................... 9 Rémy Tremblay, Hugues Chicoine, Susan Lucas PART I CONCEPTS IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY CHAPTER 1 Canada. Physical Geography, Landscapes and Lithology ............... 23 Peter Meserve CHAPTER 2 Rural Canadian Renewable Energy................................................... 29 Chris Mayda CHAPTER 3 Population. The Canadian Mosaic ..................................................... 57 Hélène Bélanger CHAPTER 4 The Changing Canadian Economy. From Resources to Knowledge ........................................................... 91 Alfred Hecht CHAPTER 5 Canadian Political Geography for the 21st Century. Navigating the New Landscapes of Continental Division and Integration .................................................................................. 127 Heather Nicol CHAPTER 6 Canada. An Urban Nation ................................................................ 155 Hélène Bélanger and Yona Jébrak 8 PART II REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES CHAPTER 7 Atlantic Canada ................................................................................. 187 Norm Catto, Sheridan Thompson-Graham, and Kelly Vodden CHAPTER 8 The Territories of Québec. Geography of a Territory Undergoing Transformation ......................................... 253 Isabelle Thomas-Maret, Paul Lewis, and Sandra Breux CHAPTER 9 Ontario. The Shield, Suburbs, and Restructuring .......................... 295 Nairne Cameron CHAPTER 10 The Prairie Provinces. A “Drive-thru” Region in Another Phase of Geographical Transition ................................ 357 Douglas C. Munski CHAPTER 11 The North. Balancing Tradition and Change ................................. 393 Gita J. Laidler and Andrey N. Petrov CHAPTER 12 British Columbia. Geographies of a Province on the Edge ............ 453 David A. Rossiter CONCLUSION Canada in the 21st Century ............................................................... 479 Robert Bone Contributors ....................................................................................... 485

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