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Author Parr, Joy.

Title Sensing changes : technologies, environments, and the everyday, 1953-2003 / Joy Parr ; foreword by Graeme Wynn.

Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 270 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
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Series Nature, history, society
Nature, history, society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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."--Jacket
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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.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Ecological disturbances.
Economic development projects -- Environmental aspects.
Economic development projects -- Social aspects.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Traditional ecological knowledge.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Parr, Joy. Sensing changes. Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2010 9780774817233 (OCoLC)463765291
ISBN 9780774817257 (electronic bk.)
0774817259 (electronic bk.)