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The Real Thing

Author : Briony Penn
ISBN : 9781771600712
Genre : Nature
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The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), the “father of Canadian ecology.” Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the University of Victoria Libraries, Briony Penn provides an unprecedented and accessible window into the story of this remarkable naturalist. From his formative years roaming the mountains around Vancouver looking for venison to his last years finishing the voluminous and authoritative Birds of British Columbia, Cowan’s life provides a unique perspective on a century of environmental change—with a critical message for the future. As the head and founder of the first university-based wildlife department in Canada, Ian McTaggart Cowan revolutionized the way North Americans understood the natural world, and students flocked into his classrooms to hear his brilliant, entertaining lectures regarding the new science of ecology. His television programs in the 1950s and ’60s, Fur and Feathers, The Web of Life and The Living Sea, made him a household name around the world. He was also responsible for hiring a young David Suzuki, who followed in his nature-show-host footsteps. Illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photos from all aspects of Cowan’s life, The Real Thing takes the reader on an adventurous and inspirational journey through the heart of North American ecology, wilderness, landscape and wonder.
Category: Nature

Defining The Modern Museum

Author : Lianne McTavish
ISBN : 9781442660557
Genre : Social Science
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Defining the Modern Museum is a fascinating exploration of the museum as a cultural institution. Emphasizing museums' relationship to schools, libraries, and government agencies, this interdisciplinary study challenges long-standing assumptions about museums – revealing their messy, uncertain origins, and belying the standard narrative of their educational purpose having been corrupted by corporate goals. Using theoretical models and extensive archival research, Lianne McTavish examines the case of Canada's oldest continuing public museum, the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. Focusing on the period between 1842 and the 1950s, McTavish addresses topics such as the transnational exchange of objects between museums, efforts by women to claim space within the organization, the creation of Carnegie libraries, and the rising status of curators. Shedding light on many topics of current interest, especially the commodification and globalization of museums, this study makes a lively contribution to museum studies and cultural studies.
Category: Social Science

Exhibiting Nation

Author : Caitlin Gordon-Walker
ISBN : 9780774831666
Genre : Art
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Canada’s brand of nationalism celebrates diversity – so long as it doesn’t challenge the unity, authority, or legitimacy of the state. Caitlin Gordon-Walker explores this tension between unity and diversity in three nationally recognized museums, institutions that must make judgments about what counts as “too different” in order to celebrate who we are as a people and nation through exhibits, programs, and design. Although the contradictions that lie at the heart of multicultural nationalism have the potential to constrain political engagement and dialogue, the sensory feasts on display in Canada’s museums provide a space for citizens to both question and renegotiate the limits of their national vision.
Category: Art

B C Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015075744428
Genre : British Columbia
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Category: British Columbia

White Bear S Woman

Author : Candace McCarthy
ISBN : 9781601831071
Genre : Fiction
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Reprinted Edition She Ran From The Arm Of English Law. . . After killing her lecherous stepfather in self-defense, Hannah Gibbons fled to the New World where another cruel fate awaited her as slave to the fierce Seneca Indians. Terrified, her first thought was escape. . .until she met her new master, the mysterious blond brave with sapphire eyes. And Into The Hands Of A Savage. . . When Hannah, bathing in a lake, found herself face to face with White Bear's golden muscles and nothing between them but the crystal blue water, she was shocked to discover that the wild beating of her heart, and the prickling of her skin was not fear. . .but desire. And suddenly, slavery seemed sweeter than freedom. Praise For Candace Mccarthy's Books "Passion burns through the story." --Rendezvous on Heaven's Fire "Exciting. . .superb. . .A timely tale." --Affaire de Coeur on Irish Linen 120,000 Words
Category: Fiction

Storage Box Of Tradition

ISBN : UOM:39015055101243
Genre : Art
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This unique study investigates the effects of the long interaction between anthropologists and the Kwakwaka'wakw (or Kwakiutl) peoples of coastal British Columbia. Beginning with Franz Boas, anthropologists have written extensively about the rich material culture of the Kwakwaka'wakw and have long collected their intricately detailed storage boxes, totem poles, and elaborate ceremonial wear. But how did the relationship between these two groups contribute to transform both ordinary and ritual objects into ethnological specimens, and then to works of art proudly displayed in museums? This expansive books is an anthropology of anthropology. Ira Jacknis identifies not only the effects of cross-cultural exchanges but also examines anthropology itself as a cultural process. He considers as well how museums define and present Native art and how their choices in turn influence current Native artists. The book offers a valuable collection of 131 halftones, ranging from nineteenth-century ethnographic photographs to catalog images from the American Museum of Natural History to documentary photographs taken by Jacknis in the 1980s. Together with Jacknis's close account of this classic chapter in anthropological history, they vividly show how the "anthropological encounter" is in fact an extraordinarily complex and fluid relationship.
Category: Art

Studies In History Museums

Author : Canadian Museum of Civilization
ISBN : UOM:39015034512544
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the national identity of Canadians has undergone a period of transition over the past quarter century, the interpretation of Canada's multicultural past by a growing number of human history museums has become the subject of controversy. In this volume, specialists from several museums discuss the competition between scholarship and politics in the creation of exhibitions and the treatment of various segments of the population. Topics include the presentation of ethnic and women's history.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs
ISBN : UIUC:30112113448895
Genre : Housing policy
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Category: Housing policy

Dead Reckoning

Author : Terry Glavin
ISBN : PSU:000026670959
Genre : Social Science
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Annual Report

Author : British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture
ISBN : UCBK:C049929608
Genre : British Columbia
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Polar Bears

Author : Andrew E. Derocher
ISBN : 1421403056
Genre : Science
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Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.
Category: Science