Moving Natures

Mobility and the Environment in Canadian History

by Ben BradleyJay YoungColin M. Coates

Mobility – the movement of people, things, and ideas – is a key factor in the way Canadians perceive and interact with their country. Crossing Canada’s diverse regions and spanning the close of the age of sail to the contemporary era of just-on-time delivery, this thought-provoking collection explores the intersections of environmental and mobility history

Covering the construction of mobility technologies – from sailing ships to subways – and the use of those technologies by people as venues for sport, for leisure, and for pleasure travel, this thought-provoking collection complicates and unpacks established narratives with interdisciplinary perspectives to reimagine the interconnected roles of mobility and the environment

Featuring contributions by Judy Burns, Jim Clifford, Ken Cruikshank, Jessica Dunkin, Elizabeth L. Jewett, Don Lafreniere, Elsa Lam, Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert, J.I. Little, Daniel Macfarlane, Merle Massie, Tor H. Oiamo, Joy Parr, Thomas Peace, and Andrew Watson

Alex Colville, Ocean Limited (1962). Acrylic on hardboard. Courtesy of A.C. Fine Art Inc.Back cover: Ready for winter travel at Beaumont, Alberta, 1930s. Courtesy of Provincial Archives of Alberta, A9204


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    University of Calgary Press
  • publisher place
    Calgary, AB
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    This Open Access work is published under a Creative Commons licence.
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    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • series title
    Canadian History and Environment