Defying Palliser: Stories of Resilience from the Driest Region of the Canadian Prairies (Paperback)
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Defying Palliser: Stories of Resilience from the Driest Region of the Canadian Prairies (Paperback)

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Paperback 367 Pages / Published: 15/10/2012
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After travelling through the Canadian prairies in the 1850s, British adventurer John Palliser deemed a large portion of the region to be a near desert and unfit for agriculture. That reportedly disadvantaged area became known as Palliser's Triangle. In Defying Palliser farmers and ranchers from southwest Saskatchewan and southest Alberta--residents in the Palliser Triangle--tell how they have challenged Palliser's prediction. Incorporating the latest research on adaptive capacity and climate change, these stories of self-reliance, inventiveness and community solidarity reveal a remarkably resilient people who have adapted and survived in the driest, most drought-prone climate on the Canadian Prairies.

Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 9780889772946
Number of pages: 367
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 25 mm


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"Defying Palliser offers answers to this crucial question: how do people not only persevere, but make a living, in the driest region of the Canadian Praires? -Elaine Wheaton, adjunct professor, University of Saskatchewan and researcher emeritus, Saskatchewan Research Council
"Defying Palliser is unlike any other book on the natural environment of the northern plains...All readers, even scientists, have much to learn about weather and climate from the observations and insights of these farmers and ranchers" -David Sauchyn, professor of Geography, University of Regina, and senior research scientist, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative

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