Friday, October 26, 2012

Book notes: Banff and John Porter

Banff has been a national park forever. So how come there are hydro dams in it?  There's a story in that, and constant scholars Armstrong and Nelles are on the case.

Other new stuff from the University of Calgary Press catalogue here.

And an H-Canada review by David Tough makes Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter by Rick Helmes-Hayes (from UTPress) sound pretty terrific, on the pioneering sociologist and self-educated academic. It was published in 2010, but if it takes H-Canada two years to get around to a review, we think we have an excuse for not noticing it earlier.

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