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dc.contributor.authorDathan, Wendyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-03T23:56:54Z
dc.date.available2012-12-03T23:56:54Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationDathan, Patricia Wendy. "The reindeer botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977". Series: Northern Lights Series; 14, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta, 2012.eng
dc.identifier.issn1925-2943
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/49303
dc.descriptionSeries: Northern Lights Series; 14en_US
dc.description.abstractThis well-researched book is the first biography of one of Canadas most remarkable botanists. Alf Erling Porsild (1901-1977) grew up on the Arctic Station in West Greenland and later served as curator of botany at the National Museum of Canada. He collected thousands of specimens, greatly enlarging the National Herbarium and making it a superb research centre. For nearly twenty years, Porsild studied reindeer activities in Alaska and the Northwest Territories as part of the Reindeer Project designed to encourage grazing animal husbandry among aboriginal peoples. He published extensively, and his meticulous research and observations have particular relevance today with the growing concern over global warming in the Arctic.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis book has been published with the help of a grant from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, through the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgary Presseng
dc.rightsAttribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/*
dc.subjectPorsild, A. E., 1901-1977eng
dc.subjectBotanists--Canada--Biographyeng
dc.subjectScientists--Canada--Biographyeng
dc.subjectBotany--Canada, Northerneng
dc.subjectReindeer farming--Canada, Northerneng
dc.subjectCanadian Reindeer Project-- Historyeng
dc.subjectNational Herbarium of Canada--Historyeng
dc.titleThe Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901–1977eng
dc.typebook
dc.description.refereedYeseng
dc.publisher.urlhttp://press.ucalgary.ca/eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/34583


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