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Science Geography

Geography of British Columbia, Fourth Edition

People and Landscapes in Transition

by (author) Brett McGillivray

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Geography, Human Geography
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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From the beginning of time, physical and human processes have altered British Columbia’s landscape. Geographers seek to understand these processes, and this text provides students with the basic tools and techniques of their craft.


Completely revised and expanded for the 2020s, the four edition of Geography of British Columbia

  • contains extensive urban content to reflect BC's transition from a resource-dependent economy to a more service-oriented one
  • presents ideas and concepts in a clear and concise way
  • includes a comprehensive glossary of key terms
  • has more than 125 informative maps, diagrams, graphs, tables, and photos
  • includes suggested readings and discussion questions for each chapter.

In an era of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand the complex interaction between human influence on the landscape and the earth’s ever-changing physical processes. This book provides students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge they’ll need.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Brett McGillivray is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Geography at Capilano University, having taught the geography of British Columbia there for over thirty-six years. He is based in Roberts Creek, BC, and continues to research issues related to British Columbia and Canada, present lectures, and facilitate community-to-community meetings.

Editorial Reviews

Geography of British Columbia remains an excellent overview of BC geography.

The Ormsby Review

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