The Peace-Athabasca Delta
The Peace-Athabasca Delta in northern Alberta is a globally significant wetland that lies within one of the largest unfragmented landscapes in North America. Arguably the world's largest boreal inland delta, it is renowned for its biological productivity and is a central feature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet the delta and its indigenous cultures lie downstream of Alberta's bitumen sands, whose exploitation comprises one of the largest industrial projects in the world. Kevin Timoney provides an authoritative synthesis of the science and history of the delta, describing its ecology, unravelling its millennia-long history, and addressing its uncertain future. Scientists, students, leaders in the energy sector, government officials and policy make, and conscientious citizens everywhere should read this lively work.
Wall map plus over 450 figures: maps, illustrations, graphs, charts, photographs, aerial photographs, notes, bibliography, appendices, index; colour throughout