Wilderness and Waterpower
Christopher Armstrong
Politics & Social Sciences
Wilderness and Waterpower
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This engaging book explores how the need for electricity at the turn of the century affected and shaped Banff National Park. Today's conservationists and energy researchers will find much to think about in this tale of Alberta's early need for electricity, entrepreneurial greed, debates over aboriginal ownership of the river, moving park boundaries to accommodate hydro-electric initiatives, the importance of water for tourism, rural electrification, and the ultimate diversion to coal-produced electricity. It is also a lively national story, involving the irrepressible and impetuous Max Aitkin (later Lord Beaverbook), R.B. Bennett (local legal advisor and later prime minister), and a series of local politicians and bureaucrats whose contributions confuse and conflate issues along the way.

Language
English
ISBN
978-1-55238-635-4
Cover
Series Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
MAP - Calgary Power Hydroelectric Installations on the Bow River
Introduction
Chapter 1: Water Falls
Chapter 2: Power Struggle
Chapter 3: Doubling Down
Chapter 4: Downstream Benefits
Chapter 5: Selling Scenery
Chapter 6: Political Logic
Chapter 7: Minnewanka Redux
Chapter 8: War Measures
Chapter 9: Public Power
Chapter 10: Reversing Rivers
Chapter 11: Leaving the Bow
Chapter 12: Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Index
Back Cover
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