Special Places

Special Places

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High Park, Scarborough Bluffs, the Humber Valley, the Port Lands. These are among the special places of Toronto. Each is a unique ecosystem within the busy urban region. Even though Torontonians think of the city as almost entirely built up, savannah or wetlands are only a subway ride away. Special Places explores the changing ecosystems of the Toronto area over this century, looking at the environmental conditions that influence the whole region and at the surprising range of plants and animals you can still find in many of its natural spaces.The Changing Ecosystems of the Toronto Region Betty Roots, Donald Chant, Conrad Heidenreich ... These are difficult questions to answer, but the search for those answers reveals an element of the Clementian/Gleasonian rift less easily reconciled than simple issues of scale. Gleason ... Much of the credit for the idea of studying ecosystems as a function of energy flow belongs to Raymond Lindeman.

Title:Special Places
Author: Betty Roots, Donald Chant, Conrad Heidenreich
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-11-01

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