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PERLS504 - The History of Nature, Parks, and Travel

Examines history at the crossroads of nature, parks, and travel. It concerns the formation of ideas about nature expressed through leisure. Topics include: adventure, exploration, national parks, wildlife conservation, mountaineering, canoeing, wilderness art, recreation, youth movements, urban parks, holidays, cultural heritage, and tourism. Attention is given to the study of Canadian life in the 19th and 20th centuries, along with international tangents.

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