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Politics Policy And Government In British Columbia

Author : R. Kenneth Carty
ISBN : 0774805838
Genre : History
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Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia examinesthe political life of Canada's dynamic Pacific province. Each ofthe seventeen chapters, written by well-known experts, provides anup-to-date portrait and analysis of one of the many faces of B.C.politics. Taken together they provide a clear and comprehensiveoverview of the dominant themes and issues that have been thedistinguishing features of the province's political life.
Category: History

British Columbia

Author : Liz Bryan
ISBN : UVA:X000506724
Genre : British Columbia
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Hoofed Mammals Of British Columbia

Author : David M. Shackleton
ISBN : 0774807288
Genre : Nature
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Hoofed mammals (ungulates) are the most abundant large mammals in the world. They are also plentiful in British Columbia, which is home to nine wild native species: moose, elk, caribou, bison, mountain goat, two species of deer and two of sheep. There are also several introduced species. In Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia, David Shackleton presents a comprehensive summary of the most up-to-date information on these ungulates. In the well-illustrated introduction, he discusses their evolution and biology, survival adaptations, and social organization. He also covers conservation issues, tracking, and taxonomy. In the species accounts, he describes each species and subspecies and discusses their natural history: habitat, diet, behaviour, reproduction, life expectancy, and mortality factors, and predators. Each account includes a distribution map and data on taxonomy, recent population estimates, conservation status, and traditional aboriginal use. Excellent illustrations and two keys help identify each species by its external features or its skull. Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia is the third of six handbooks on the mammals of British Columbia, a Royal B.C. Museum project to update and expand the classic treatment by Ian McTaggart-Cowan and Charles Guiguet, The Mammals of British Columbia, last revised in 1965.
Category: Nature

British Columbia Place Names

Author : G.P. (Philip) V. Akrigg
ISBN : 9780774841702
Genre : Science
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Elephant Crossing. Houdini Needles. Miniskirt, Tickletoeteaser Tower, and Why Not Mountain. These are just some of the many names of places, rivers, mountains, and lakes that you will come across in the newest edition of British Columbia Place Names. This classic which, in its various editions, has sold over 29,000 copies, covers about 2,500 geographical features, cities, towns, and smaller communities in the province. The book abounds with fascinating historical facts, stories, and remarkable characters involved with the names of towns, cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands. The selection was determined by the geographical importance of the feature as well as story of the naming. In the introduction the authors deal with the stages by which B.C. acquired its place names, the history of research into those names, and the categories into which they fall. The latter range from the honorific and commemorative to the comic and disrespectful. Aboriginal names receive particular attention. The location of each place is clearly indicated and the text is accompanied by detailed maps. Brief biographical accounts of persons with places named after them as well as an abundance of anecdotes make this a fascinating book for browsers and an invaluable resource for historians.
Category: 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

The Politics Of Resentment

Author : Philip Resnick
ISBN : 0774808047
Genre : History
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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

Bats Of British Columbia

Author : David W. Nagorsen
ISBN : 0774804823
Genre : Nature
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The Bats of British Columbia presents a comprehensive summary of what we do know about the sixteen species of bats in BC, eight of which occur nowhere else in Canada. Filled with a large number of beautiful and evocative drawings, the book includes descriptions, distributions, and natural histories for each species. It also contains a thorough discussion featuring lifestyle, echolocation, hibernation, roosting sites, conservation and public health issues regarding bats. External and cranial keys and illustrations aid in identification.
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Aboriginal Title In British Columbia

Author : Frank Cassidy
ISBN : 0889821151
Genre : Travel
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This collection of essays covers a significant judgment in the history of British Columbia and land claims and aboriginal rights and title for the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en Indians.
Category: Travel