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British Columbia

Author : George Woodcock
ISBN : UVA:X001925104
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Politics Of Resentment

Author : Philip Resnick
ISBN : 0774808055
Genre : History
File Size : 30.78 MB
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Philip Resnick explores what makes B.C. stand apart as a region ofCanada. He looks at the views of politicians, opinion-makers, andordinary British Columbians on the challenges posed by Quebecnationalism, on their sense of estrangement from central Canada, and onwhat they see as the future of Canadian unity. He concludes with anexamination of the likely B.C. response in the event of a"yes" vote in any future Quebec referendum on sovereignty.Clearly written and provocative, The Politics of Resentmentprovides a new way of thinking about British Columbia's placewithin the Canadian federation.
Category: History

Geography Of British Columbia Third Edition

Author : Brett McGillivray
ISBN : 9780774845199
Genre : Social Science
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Why is British Columbia unique within Canada? What forces have shaped its landscape and its people? To answer these questions, Brett McGillivray adopts primarily a thematic approach. He begins by giving a regional overview and introduction to geographic concepts and the physical processes that produced a spectacularly diverse landscape. He then tackles different themes, tracing the province's historical geography, offering detailed accounts of its economic geography, and discussing contemporary issues such as urbanization, economic development, and resource management. This fully revised edition is enhanced by updated figures, maps, and graphs and by new discussions of how globalization, climate change, and recession are influencing the province and its people.
Category: Social Science

Atlas Of British Columbia

Author : A.L. Farley
ISBN : 9780774844284
Genre : Science
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The Atlas of British Columbia is the first major cartographic study of the province to be published since 1956. Created through close co-operation between government, the private sector, and the unviersity, it is the successor to the British Columbia Atlas of Resources which, for twenty years, has been the standard reference work used by schools, industry, government, and the general public. The most recent data available have been used to give an accurate, comprehensive picture of British Columbia's economy as it is today. Comparative studies show the development orf the province's manpower and natural resources as well as the rapid growth of industry and technology since the beginning of the century. In party, the emphasis of the atlas reflects thousands of specific requests for up-to-date resource information rercorded over the last ten years.
Category: Science

A Pioneer Gentlewoman In British Columbia

Author : Margaret A. Ormsby
ISBN : 9780774843539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1860, at the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling initially at Hope, she lived briefly in both Victoria and New Westminster, then B.C.'s two most important settlements. Returning to Hope, she helped her mother open the community's first school, and in 1868 she married John Fall Allison, riding on her honeymoon over the Allison Trail into the unsettled Similkameen Valley. Her record of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and Hope as they were in the 1860s, and her memories of the isolated but fulfilling life she, her husband, and their fourteen children led in the Similkameen and Okanagan Valleys provide a unique view of the pioneer mind and spirit.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Birds Of British Columbia

Author : Robert Wayne Campbell
ISBN : 0774806184
Genre : Nature
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This is the first volume in a 4-volume set, which is the culmination of two decades of research and writing. For the first time, the natural history, migration patterns, habitat requirements, reproductive biology, and distribution of the province's birdlife are combined in one publication. This is a reprint of the original volume published in 1990 by the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Canadian Wildlife Service. No changes or updates in content have been made from the original edition.
Category: Nature

Birds Of British Columbia Volume 4

Author : Wayne Campbell
ISBN : 0774806214
Genre : Nature
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This much-awaited final volume of The Birds of British Columbia completes what some have called one of the most important regional ornithological works in North America. It is the culmination of more than 25 years of effort by the authors who, with the assistance of thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout the province, have created the basic reference work on the avifauna of British Columbia. Volume 4 covers the last half of the passerines and describes 102 species, including the warblers, sparrows, grosbeaks, blackbirds, and finches. The text builds upon the authoritative format of the previous volumes and is supported by hundreds of full-colour illustrations, including detailed distribution maps, unique habitat shots, and beautiful photographs of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. In addition, a species update lists and describes 27 species of birds new to the province since the first three volumes were published. The book concludes with Synopsis: The Birds of British Columbia into the 21st Century, which synthesizes data and information from all four volumes and looks at the conservation challenges facing birds in the new millennium. The four volumes in The Birds of British Columbia provide unprecedented coverage of the region's birds, presenting a wealth of information on the ornithological history, regional environment, habitat, breeding habits, migratory movements, seasonality and distribution patterns of 472 species of birds. It is the complete reference work for birdwatchers, ornithologists and naturalists.
Category: Nature