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Geology of British Columbia

Geology of British Columbia Author Sydney Cannings
ISBN-10 9781553658153
Release 2011
Pages 154
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The bestselling exploration of British Columbia's geology, extensively updated in this 2011 edition. This book tells the story of the province's geology and the history of its living creatures. The first edition of Geology of British Columbia, with its accessible but rigorous science, struck a chord with readers. Since it was first published, theories about plate tectonics and the geological history of BC have evolved, and this new edition reflects the current thinking. This book also features updated content throughout, seven new maps, and a number of new photographs. A brand new appendix lists and describes key geological sites in British Columbia, adding a field-guide component to this informative book that will engage readers and compel them to go see these rocks for themselves.



Rare Freshwater Fish of British Columbia

Rare Freshwater Fish of British Columbia Author Sydney Graham Cannings
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105029068017
Release 1998
Pages 214
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Sturgeon, salmonids, minnows, sticklebacks, sculpins.



Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia Author William Henry Mathews
ISBN-10 1926613341
Release 2010
Pages 403
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British Columbia was built by some 500 million years of geologic discord along the western margin of the North American tectonic plate. That turmoil continues today, as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate inches beneath Vancouver Island, triggering earthquakes and generating the magma that feeds the volcanoes of the Cascades. This book explains the province's geologic history in simple terms, covering southern British Columbia from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alberta border. Thirty-one descriptive road guides, complete with maps, photographs and diagrams, help you locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the provinces highways and ferry routes. Discover a lava flow that chilled beneath ice, learn how Ripple Rock claimed 24 ships before engineers finally blew it up, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow that has played havoc with roads since the gold-rush days. The book a sense of the geology's importance to everyone who lives in and passes through the province.



British Columbia

British Columbia Author Richard J. Cannings
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019208763
Release 1996-06-01
Pages 310
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Geography of British Columbia 2nd ed

Geography of British Columbia  2nd ed Author Brett McGillivray
ISBN-10 9780774840170
Release 2005
Pages 282
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Why is British Columbia unique within Canada? What physical processes have made this province so rugged and produced such remarkable variation in climate and vegetation? Why did non-Natives come to British Columbia, and what impact did they have on First Nations? Why did so many Asian immigrants come to this province and then leave for other parts of Canada? How were resources developed in the past and how are those resources developed today? Geography of British Columbia discusses these and many other aspects of the growth of this distinctive province. Brett McGillivray focuses first on the combination of physical processes that produced a spectacular variety of mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, fjords, forests, and minerals, explaining the forces that created the province and the natural hazards that can reshape it. A concise examination of B.C. historical geography follows, covering First Nations ways of life, colonization, Asian immigration, and the sad history of institutionalized racism. The second half of the book contains a detailed description of the economic geography of the province, with chapters on forestry, the salmon fishery, metal mining, energy supply and demand, agriculture, water, and the tourism industry. It addresses the present-day issues of urbanization, economic development, and resource management, providing a thorough background to these topics and suggesting what the future might hold. This up-to-date and comprehensive exploration of the rich historical geography and development of British Columbia will be welcomed by teachers, students, scholars, and everyone with an interest in the province.



Vancouver City on the Edge

Vancouver  City on the Edge Author John Joseph Clague
ISBN-10 0969760140
Release 2003
Pages 191
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This lavishly illustrated book, which is written in non-technical language, provides information on the forces of nature that affect Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, and the Squamish/Whistler/Pemberton area. It covers earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches, floods, climates, water supplies, vegetation, glaciation, rocks, fossils and the origin of the Greater Vancouver landscape. The book includes 150 colour photographs and drawings. John Clague is a professor of Geology at Simon Fraser University and Bo [ Turner is a Vancouver-based federal government geological research scientist. This book is an invaluable reference for the residents of the municipalities of Vancouver, West Vancouver, Lions Bay, North Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Harrison Hot Springs, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Squamish, Whistler, Gibsons, Sechelt, Powell River, Hope, and Pemberton. It is also an invaluable reference for local high school students and teachers and an essential reference for those interested in the interplay between the forces of nature and cities.



Medicine Unbundled

Medicine Unbundled Author Gary Geddes
ISBN-10 9781772031652
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 336
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A shocking exposé of the dark history and legacy of segregated Indigenous health care in Canada. After the publication of his critically acclaimed 2011 book Drink the Bitter Root: A Writer’s Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, author Gary Geddes turned the investigative lens on his own country, embarking on a long and difficult journey across Canada to interview Indigenous elders willing to share their experiences of segregated health care, including their treatment in the "Indian hospitals" that existed from coast to coast for over half a century. The memories recounted by these survivors—from gratuitous drug and surgical experiments to electroshock treatments intended to destroy the memory of sexual abuse—are truly harrowing, and will surely shatter any lingering illusions about the virtues or good intentions of our colonial past. Yet, this is more than just the painful history of a once-so-called vanishing people (a people who have resisted vanishing despite the best efforts of those in charge); it is a testament to survival, perseverance, and the power of memory to keep history alive and promote the idea of a more open and just future. Released to coincide with the Year of Reconciliation (2017), Medicine Unbundled is an important and timely contribution to our national narrative.



Birds of British Columbia

Birds of British Columbia Author Glenn Bartley
ISBN-10 9781927051696
Release 2013
Pages 155
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More species of birds breed in British Columbia annually than anywhere else in Canada. Additionally, hundreds of migratory birds spend a portion of the year here, making BC a birdwatcher's paradise. It doesn't matter if you're a gung-ho, out-in-the-field birdwatcher or if you enjoy winged friends from the serenity of your back porch, Birds of British Columbia is an easy way to get the best views of more than 100 of the different birds in this province. From the rare Marbled Murrelet to the common Steller's Jay, ferocious falcons to timid towhees, Glenn Bartley has captured the beauty of BC's feathered fliers in this stunning collection of photographs. Whether you're looking for an elusive Boreal Owl or simply want to revel in the magnificence of a swooping Peregrine Falcon, Bartley's incredible photographs of birds in their natural habitats will make even the ubiquitous gull look extraordinary.



The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island

The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island Author C. J. Yorath
ISBN-10 1550173626
Release 2005
Pages 205
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Vancouver Islands peaceful, bucolic nature betrays little of its violent natural history, but in Geology of Southern Vancouver Island fascinating events in the turbulent geological history and architecture of the Island are revealed. Updated and expanded, this revised edition includes: New sites of interest, including the Alberni Valley, Pacific Rim National Park and the Nanoose Peninsula; All new photographs of the areas discussed in the book; Additional information on the science of geology. This book reveals the Island in a whole new way as it points out fault lines, glacier erratics, fossils and other interesting natural formations. In a clear and straight-forward manner, author C.J. Yorath guides geologists and amateur naturalists alike to some of the most interesting geological sites on the southern island.



Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

Handbook of the Canadian Rockies Author Ben Gadd
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924073939534
Release 1995
Pages 831
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Handbook of the Canadian Rockies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook of the Canadian Rockies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook of the Canadian Rockies book for free.



Four Billion Years and Counting

Four Billion Years and Counting Author Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
ISBN-10 1551099969
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 416
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Canada’s diverse landscape speaks to its fascinating geological history, from towering peaks to Prairie plains, from fertile farmlands of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands to rugged cliffs of the Atlantic shore. However, the modern landscape is just the latest episode in an epic story spanning more than 4 billion years. Four Billion Years and Counting unveils the geological history of Canada and makes connections between geology and social issues such as climate change, hazards such as landslides and earthquakes, and other environmental factors. The text features contributions from some 100 specialists, and is richly illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and diagrams. Four Billion Years and Counting is a fascinating exploration of Canada's geology for those who are intrigued by the landscape and the vital connection between ourselves and what lies beneath our feet.



British Columbia by the Road

British Columbia by the Road Author Ben Bradley
ISBN-10 9780774834216
Release 2017-06-07
Pages 324
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In British Columbia by the Road, Ben Bradley takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the history of roads, highways, and motoring in British Columbia’s Interior, a remote landscape composed of plateaus and interlocking valleys, soaring mountains and treacherous passes. Challenging the idea that the automobile offered travellers the freedom of the road and a view of unadulterated nature, Bradley shows that boosters, businessmen, conservationists, and public servants manipulated what drivers and passengers could and should view from the comfort of their vehicles. Although cars and roads promised freedom, they offered drivers a curated view of the landscape that shaped the province’s image in the eyes of residents and visitors alike.



Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia Author William Henry Mathews
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062837441
Release 2005
Pages 403
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Southern British Columbia, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alberta border east of Golden, spans the Canadian Cordillera, a mountainous region with a tumultuous geologic history that continues to evolve with every volcanic eruption, landslide, and earthquake. Introductory sections of this guidebook interpret the geologic complexity of four regions-Vancouver Island, the Coast, the Interior Plateaus, and the Columbia and Rocky Mountains-and thirty-one road guides describe the rocks and landforms that are visible from the province's highways and ferry routes. Discover lava that chilled beneath ice, learn how engineers blew up a shoal in the narrowest part of the Inside Passage, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow. Book jacket.



The West Beyond the West

The West Beyond the West Author Jean Barman
ISBN-10 9781487516734
Release 2017-06-22
Pages 449
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British Columbia is regularly described in superlatives both positive and negative - most spectacular scenery, strangest politics, greatest environmental sensitivity, richest Aboriginal cultures, most aggressive resource exploitation, closest ties to Asia. Jean Barman's The West beyond the West presents the history of the province in all its diversity and apparent contradictions. This critically acclaimed work is the premiere book on British Columbian history, with a narrative beginning at the point of contact between Native peoples and Europeans and continuing into the twenty-first century. Barman tells the story by focusing not only on the history made by leaders in government but also on the roles of women, immigrants, and Aboriginal peoples in the development of the province. She incorporates new perspectives and expands discussions on important topics such as the province's relationship to Canada as a nation, its involvement in the two world wars, the perspectives of non-mainstream British Columbians, and its participation in recreation and sports including Olympics. First published in 1991 and revised in 1996, this third edition of The West beyond the West has been supplemented by statistical tables incorporating the 2001 census, two more extensive illustration sections portraying British Columbia's history in images, and other new material bringing the book up to date. Barman's deft scholarship is readily apparent and the book demands to be on the shelf of anyone with an interest in British Columbian or Canadian history.



Gem Trails of British Columbia

Gem Trails of British Columbia Author Cam Bacon
ISBN-10 0888397240
Release 2013
Pages 104
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A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike.



Crossing Home Ground

Crossing Home Ground Author David Pitt-Brooke
ISBN-10 9781550177756
Release 2016-11-12
Pages 288
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Like John Muir, David Pitt-Brooke stepped out for a walk one morning—a long walk of a thousand kilometres or more through the arid valleys of southern interior British Columbia. He went in search of beauty and lost grace in a landscape that has seen decades of development and upheaval. In Crossing Home Ground he reports back, providing a day-by-day account of his journey’s experiences, from the practical challenges—dealing with blisters, rain and dehydration—to sublime moments of discovery and reconnection with the natural world. Through the course of this journey, Pitt-Brooke’s encounters with the natural world generate starting points for reflections on larger issues: the delicate interconnections of a healthy landscape and, most especially, the increasingly fragile bond between human beings and their home-places. There is no escaping the impact of human beings on the natural world, not even in the most remote countryside, but he finds hope and consolation in surviving pockets of loveliness, the kindness of strangers and the transformative process of the walking itself, a personal pilgrimage across home ground. Crossing Home Ground is a book that, though rooted in one specific place and time, will evoke a universal sense of recognition in a wide variety of readers. It will appeal to hikers, natural-history enthusiasts and anyone who loves the wild countryside and is concerned about the disappearance of Canada’s natural spaces. Pitt-Brooke’s grassland odyssey is sure to become a classic of British Columbia nature writing.



The Sea Among Us

The Sea Among Us Author Gordon McFarlane
ISBN-10 1550176838
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 400
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Dr. Douglas Bertram, Dr. John Clague, Terry Glavin, Rick Harbo, Dr. Paul Harrison, Dr. Jacquelynne King, Dr. David Mackas, Gordon McFarlane, Richard Beamish, Stewart Muir, Dr. Richard E. Thomson and Dr. Andrew Trites, contributors.