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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

Revised and Updated Sixth ,Edition
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

“I’ve used this book a lot over the years and would highly recommend it, especially those who have done 20 or so different trails and want to go beyond and explore more areas.”—Vancouver Trails

 

Since its publication in 1973, 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has sold over 120,000 copies, guiding novice and expert outdoor enthusiasts as they travel lakes, rivers, and mountains from Grouse, Seymour and Cypress on the North Shore and the Chief at Howe Sound, to Squamish, Garibaldi, …

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Mulligan's Stew

Mulligan's Stew

My Life . . . So Far
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Veteran broadcaster Terry David Mulligan has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene for some four decades, and in this book the entertainment and pop culture icon shares stories of his life in, around and behind the media spotlight. He reminisces about growing up in the North Vancouver neighbourhood known as Skunk Hollow and working as a Mountie in Alberta in the early 1960s. About the difficult transition from policing to spinning records. Vancouver in 1967 at the height of the Summer of Lo …

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LD

LD

Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver
edition:Paperback
tagged : political

LD is the colourful biography of Louis Taylor, the longest-serving mayor in Vancouver's history; he was first elected mayor in 1910, and served off and on until 1934, for a total of eleven years. Taylor's story is also the story of Vancouver in the early decades of the 20th century, a young city experiencing a turbulent adolescence.

Louis Taylor, or LD as he was known, arrived in Vancouver from Chicago in 1896 at the age of 39. He got involved in the newspaper business, first as an executive with …

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No Ordinary Mike

No Ordinary Mike

Michael Smith, Nobel Laureate
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

The extraordinary story of Michael Smith, a man who rose from humble beginnings in Blackpool, England, to become a revolutionary gene researcher, philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner. A professor at the University of British Columbia, Smith dedicated his talent and energy to science research, and later launched the university's internationally regarded Biotechnology Laboratory. The authors present not only the career and science of a great Canadian scientist, but also the politics and personali …

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Our Friend Joe

Our Friend Joe

The Joe Fortes Story
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

When a young black man named Seraphim “Joe” Fortes arrived in Vancouver in 1885, with little to his name, no one could have possibly suspected that one hundred years later he would be voted “Citizen of the Century.” Our Friend Joe is the first biography of the West Indian sailor who became a local legend, saving dozens of lives and teaching three generations of Vancouver children how to swim. On a chance rowboat ride not far from the city, he would find his “perfect place” in English …

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Renovating Heaven

Renovating Heaven

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Leaving Germany with little more than their 16th century Anabaptist faith and lifestyle to guide them, Schroeder's family settles on a small Fraser Valley farm in British Columbia and proceeds to try making sense of the perplexing mores and values of "The English" who surround them. The family finds solace, but not much else, within the local Mennonite congregation founded by Schroeder's grandfather, every single one of whose sixty-two members is related to Schroeder on his mother's side.

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The Salish People: Volume III

The Salish People: Volume III

The Mainland Halkomelem
edition:Paperback
tagged : cultural

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. A pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, he devoted many years of fieldwork to his studies of the Salish and published in the scholarly periodicals of the day. He was honoured as president of the Anthropological Section of the Royal Society of Canada and as a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. In The Salish People, his field reports are collected for the first time.

In The …

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Airborne Photo

Airborne Photo

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Drinkin’ rye and water with Grandma. Guns in False Creek. Frat boy homies from the North Delta ghetto. Samuel L. Jackson. Phantom Lord & Metallica. A kid who’s got the hots for his mom…

Hunh?

That’s right. It’s all here in this collection of immediate, lean and visceral short fiction from Clint Burnham.

Praise for Airborne Photo:

"A stack of hot Manwiches with hardboiled ingredients and a strong aftertaste for the steely constitution..." (Lynn Crosbie)

"Burnham's prose has the goods on a lo …

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