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Canadians and the natural environment to the twenty-first century

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19797
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2012
Author
Forkey, Neil Stevens
Publisher
Toronto : University of Toronto Press
Call Number
08.1 Fo74c
Author
Forkey, Neil Stevens
Responsibility
Neil Stevens Forkey
Publisher
Toronto : University of Toronto Press
Published Date
2012
Physical Description
157 pages ; 22 cm.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Nature
Canada
History
History-Canada
Canadian Rockies
Alpine Club of Canada
Group of Seven
Harris, Lawren
Parker, Elizabeth
National parks
Canadian Pacific Railway
Wheeler, Arthur Oliver
Abstract
"Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an ideal foundation for undergraduates and general readers on the history of Canada's complex environmental issues. Through clear, easy-to-understand case studies, Neil Forkey integrates the ongoing interplay of humans and the natural world into national, continental, and global contexts. Forkey's engaging survey addresses significant episodes from across the country over the past four hundred years: the classification of Canada's environments by its earliest inhabitants, the relationship between science and sentiment in the Victorian era, the shift towards conservation and preservation of resources in the early twentieth century, and the rise of environmentalism and issues involving First Nations at the end of the century. Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an accessible synthesis of the most important recent work in the field, making it a truly state-of-the-art contribution to Canadian environmental history."--Publisher's website.
Contents
Introduction -- The classification of Canada's environments (1600s to early 1900s) -- Natural resources, economic growth, and the need for conservation (1800s and 1900s) -- Romanticism and the preservation of nature (1800s and 1900s) -- Environmentalism (1950s to 2000s) -- Aboriginal Canadians and natural resources : an overview -- Conclusion.
ISBN
978-0-8020-9022-5
Accession Number
p2019-18
Call Number
08.1 Fo74c
Collection
Archives Library
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A climber's guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19847
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1930
Author
Palmer, Howard and J. Monroe Thorington
Publisher
[Philadelphia] American Alpine Club
Edition
second edition
Call Number
01.4 P18a
Author
Palmer, Howard and J. Monroe Thorington
Responsibility
Howard Palmer and J. Monroe Thorington
Edition
second edition
Publisher
[Philadelphia] American Alpine Club
Published Date
1930
Physical Description
[244] pages
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
American Alpine Club
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canadian Rockies
Guide
Mountain guides
Canada
Mountaineering
Abstract
Pertains to a comprehensive climbing guide based on the mountains in the Canadian Rockies. The book was likely to be considered an invaluable resource for mountaineers based on the complexity and detail of the information provided. In detail, the guide offers insight into the approximate locations, elevation gains, climbing distances/time, and additional relevant information pertaining to climbing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Contents
Part one: international boundary to Kicking Horse pass
Part two: Kicking Horse pass to Yellowhead pass
Part three: Yellowhead pass to Jasper pass
Accession Number
2019.48
Call Number
01.4 P18a
Collection
Archives Library
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The old cabin : poems from Banff

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19869
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1984
Author
Burles, Gordon
Publisher
Banff, Alta. : G. Burles
Call Number
05.1 B92o Pam
  1 website  
Author
Burles, Gordon
Responsibility
Gordon Burles
Publisher
Banff, Alta. : G. Burles
Published Date
1984
Physical Description
50 pages ; 23 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Poetry
Canadian Rockies
Banff
Abstract
Pertains to the works of Gordon Burles, a poet of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The poet’ includes works exclusively from the Banff area and covers topics pertaining to nature, places and people.
Notes
Annotated – the author has signed the front page with the following, “Best wishes, Liz and Ron, from Gordon Burles”
Accession Number
2017.8683
Call Number
05.1 B92o Pam
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
The URL is linked to the Gordon Burles fonds held at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
Websites
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Fisher Peak chronicles : real stories from a tall mountain -- the legacy of Mount Fisher

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19889
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2014
Author
Powell, Keith G.
Publisher
Cranbrook, British Columbia : Wild Horse Creek Press
Call Number
01.4 P87f
  1 website  
Author
Powell, Keith G.
Responsibility
Keith G. Powell
Publisher
Cranbrook, British Columbia : Wild Horse Creek Press
Published Date
2014
Physical Description
230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Mountaineering
Canadian Rockies
History-Canada
Abstract
One of the most photographed landmarks in the Kootenay region, Mount Fisher holds the fascination of locals and visitors with its majestic vista and relatively easy access. It is our own little Mt. Everest, and scaling it has become a rite-of-passage for many outdoor enthusiasts from near and far. Fisher Peak Chronicles captures the heritage, culture and legacy of Mount Fisher through a series of real adventure stories from contributors and historical sources.
Contents
Introduction: Fisher Peak is everyone's own little Mount Everest (pg. 7)
Chapter 1 - Living in the shadow of Fisher Peak - the missing chapter - 1883 (pg. 12)
Chapter 2 - Early Explorations: David Thompson - 1807 (pg. 18)
Chapter 3: Young John W. Sullivan Spies Mount Fisher from a distance - 1859 (pg. 22)
Chapter 4: More Wild Horse discoveries -1865 (pg. 26)
Chapter 5: The mountaineering Account of T.G. Longstaff in the Rockies - 1911 (pg. 30)
Chapter 6: No man has reached the summit - 1899 (pg. 40)
Chapter 7: Aurthur Nicol and George Lum credited with first ascent of Mount Fisher - 1910 (pg. 44)
Chapter 8: Scaling Mount Fisher becomes a popular pastime - 1930's (pg. 48)
Chapter 9: Fisher Peak scaled by amateur climbers - 1934 (pg. 54)
Chapter 10: Fisher Peak again tamed by climbers - 1934 (pg. 60)
Chapter 11: Fisher Peak visited by more parties - 1936 (pg. 66)
Chapter 12: The Ryckmans - a pioneer family of the East Kootenay (pg. 70)
Chapter 13: Mother's Day on the mountain -1967 (pg. 76)
Chapter 14: Mount Fisher log book entries 1981 - 1983 (pg. 84)
Chapter 15: Hiking Trails of the East Kootenay - Mount Fisher by Ian Bennett - 1982 (pg. 118)
Chapter 16: More Mount Fisher adventures and log book entries -1994 and 1999 (pg. 122)
Chapter 17: How I survived my solo climb and a broken leg - 2000 (pg. 140)
Chapter 18: Mount Fisher, a pinnacle in a Hall of Fame hockey career - 2000 (pg. 148)
Chapter 19: A mother's anguish - 2001 (pg. 154)
Chapter 20: I still pine for my CBC coffee mug - 2002 (pg. 162)
Chapter 21: Fond memories of Nak Nakahara and Mount Fisher - 2008 (pg. 166)
Chapter 22: Fisher Peak - the first peak in our next stage of life - 2009 (pg. 170)
Chapter 23: Some final thoughts on climbing Mount Fisher - 2012 (pg. 174)
Chapter 24: Remember the risks of climbing Mount Fisher - 2012 (pg. 178)
Chapter 25: Trial by vertigo by Dan Mills - 2013 (pg. 184)
Chapter 26: Question and answers with Bruce WIlliams - 2013 (pg. 188)
Chapter 27: Chasing the light on Fisher Peak - by Janice Strong 2013 (pg. 192)
Chapter 28: Meet Danny Kerr, a true man of the mountains - 2013 (pg. 196)
Chapter 29: Bob O'Brien - legend of Mount Fisher - 2011 (pg. 200)
Chapter 30: Elvin Townsend - a man on the move - 2013 (pg. 206)
Epilogue (pg. 210)
Bibliography (pg. 214)
Special Thank you (pg. 215)
Mount Fisher photos (pg. 216-223)
Personal climbing record (pg. 224-228)
Notes
The front inside cover has been annotated by the author. Annotation reads, "Keith G. Powell"
ISBN
9780981214634
Accession Number
2019.62
Call Number
01.4 P87f
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
The URL is linked to the website for which the abstract has been taken from
Websites
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One man's mountains : Joe Weiss in Jasper

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19896
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1979
Author
Collinson, Helen
Publisher
Edmonton : The University of Alberta Collections
Author
Collinson, Helen
Responsibility
Helen Collinson
Publisher
Edmonton : The University of Alberta Collections
Published Date
1979
Physical Description
43 pages : illustrations ; 20 x 23 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Mountaineering
Weiss, Joe
Photography
Jasper
Jasper National Park
Pictorial works
Bibliography
Exhibition catalogue
Alberta
Canadian Rockies
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Accession Number
2019.64
Collection
Archives Library
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Medium
Library - Periodical
Published Date
2012
Author
Vance, Chloe
Call Number
P
  1 website  
Author
Vance, Chloe
Responsibility
Chloe Vance
Published Date
2012
Medium
Library - Periodical
Subjects
Women
Travel
Canadian Rockies
Mary Schaffer
Mary Vaux Walcott
Rummel, Elizabeth
Adams, Mollie
Whyte, Catharine Robb
Abstract
Pertains to women who explored the Canadian Rockies separated into three categories: Trailblazers, Groundbreakers, and Newcomers
Notes
In Highline Magazine, Vol.4 Iss.2, Summer 2012, p. 15-19
Call Number
P
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Highline website
Websites
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Death trap : how a cave specialist and a paleontologist are piecing together Alberta's post-glacial fossil record by exploring mountain caves

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20017
Medium
Library - Periodical
Published Date
2013
Author
Wilson, Niki
Call Number
P
  1 website  
Author
Wilson, Niki
Responsibility
Niki Wilson
Published Date
2013
Medium
Library - Periodical
Subjects
Caves
Fossils
Glaciers
Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Canadian Rockies
Abstract
Pertians to the growing understanding of the fossil record in Alberta via exporation of caves
Notes
In Highline Magazine, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, Summer 2013, p. 40 - 44
Call Number
P
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Highline website
Websites
Less detail
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
February, 1942
Author
Sissons, C.B.
Publisher
Ontario : The Canadian Geographical Society
Call Number
01.4 Si8c Pam
Author
Sissons, C.B.
Responsibility
C.B. Sissons
Publisher
Ontario : The Canadian Geographical Society
Published Date
February, 1942
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Mountaineering
Mountaineers Canadian
Canadian Rockies
Abstract
Pertains to the experience of C.B. Sisson and his ascent of Mount Coleman with his wife and children. He shares details of his travels, both exploring the pain and success’ he shared along his trip. The article is pertinent to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in that Mt. Coleman exists within them. Readers can expect to read a personal story of perseverance, adventure and strength.
Notes
article IN Canadian Geographical Journal, Volume XXIV, No. 2. Mount Coleman by C.B. Sissons can be found on page 102 of the journal.
Accession Number
2019.71
Call Number
01.4 Si8c Pam
Collection
Archives Library
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Showing main line of C.P.R.

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue21445
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Published Date
1926
Call Number
C3-6.1(a)
C3-6.1(b)
Published Date
1926
Physical Description
Colour
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Subjects
Canadian Rockies
Notes
Panoramic map
Accession Number
499 (a)
110 (b)
Call Number
C3-6.1(a)
C3-6.1(b)
Collection
Archives Library
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Banff National Park, Yoho Park and Kootenay Park

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue21447
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Published Date
1929
Publisher
Canadian Pacific Railway
Call Number
C3-6.3(a)
Publisher
Canadian Pacific Railway
Published Date
1929
Physical Description
Colour
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Subjects
Canadian Rockies
Notes
Panoramic map showing main and branch lines of C.P.R.
3 duplicates in Map Room
Accession Number
131
110
1120
3072
Call Number
C3-6.3(a)
Collection
Archives Library
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