An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands

by Robert Burley
An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
  • ISBN-13: 9781773050386
  • Author(s): Robert Burley
  • Subject: The environment
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 09-05-2017
  • Format: Electronic book text

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£31.99

'<p><b><i>Featuring tributes from award-winning writers</b></i></p> <p>In a city sometimes referred to as The Big Smoke, Toronto s extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces. Commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks, renowned photographer Robert Burley looks at these sites as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada s first and only urban national park.</p> <p>Burley s photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto s best-known writers, including Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell. A historical essay and an appendix highlight the history,
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'<p><b><i>Featuring tributes from award-winning writers</b></i></p> <p>In a city sometimes referred to as The Big Smoke, Toronto s extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces. Commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks, renowned photographer Robert Burley looks at these sites as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada s first and only urban national park.</p> <p>Burley s photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto s best-known writers, including Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell. A historical essay and an appendix highlight the history,

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