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HGD Spring 2020

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HGD is once again thrilled to have a diverse and exciting collection of new titles and best-selling backlist to offer bookstores, libraries, and readers. This wide-ranging collection features titles published by independent Canadian publishers Greystone Books, Heritage House Publishing, Rocky Mountain Books, and TouchWood Editions.
Legacy of Trees

Legacy of Trees

Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver's Stanley Park
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

An engaging, informative, and visually stunning tour of the numerous native, introduced, and ornamental tree species found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, combining a wealth of botanical knowledge with a fascinating social history of the city’s most celebrated landmark.

Measuring 405 hectares (1,001 acres) in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park is home to more than 180,000 trees. Ranging from centuries-old Douglas firs to ornamental Japanese cherry trees, the trees of Stanley Park have …

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Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea

Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea

An Explorer's Guide
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

A concise, full-colour visitor’s guide to dozens of historical churches scattered throughout Vancouver Island, from humble country chapels to soaring urban cathedrals.

For many European settlers who arrived on Vancouver Island in the late nineteenth century, building a church was as important as establishing a homestead or erecting a school. The church was the heart of the community. Today, although demographics have shifted and church attendance has waned, many of those early structures are st …

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Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast

Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast

British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : botany, regional

A clear, concise guide to more than 130 edible and medicinal plants and funghi that grow wild throughout the west coast of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest states.

The coastal Pacific Northwest of North America is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal plant species, marine plants, and edible mushrooms. This compact, full-colour forager’s guide offers clear photography, descriptions, safety tips and warnings, and traditional culinary and medicinal uses for every type of wild-grow …

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Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

A Complete Guide, Second Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook

The ultimate bestselling field guide to birds of the Pacific Northwest bioregion, now fully revised in its Second Edition!

“An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide, particularly for intermediate and advanced observers.”—Western Birds: The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Discover more than four hundred bird species in Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, the quintessential guide for serious birders or those who are ready to take thei …

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Sylvia Grace Borda

Sylvia Grace Borda

Shifting Perspectives
by (photographer) Sylvia Grace Borda
edited by Jordan Strom
edition:Paperback

"Borda's work is filled with nuance, personal connections and unexpected uses of imaging technology." —Galleries West

A thought-provoking art book exploring changing landscapes through the pioneering work of Canadian photographer Sylvia Grace Borda.

Sylvia Grace Borda made a substantial debut into new media and photo art when she launched Every Bus Stop in Surrey, BC. With this piece, Borda reclaimed California coastal conceptual photo strategies from the 1960s and used them to document a large …

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Stagecoach North

Stagecoach North

A History of Barnard's Express
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

An in-depth look at the origins and operations of a pioneering transportation company that moved people and goods across the province throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

At the height of the Cariboo Gold Rush, demand for an efficient transportation route to and from the goldfields was reaching a point of desperation. With a lack of reliable roads to traverse the vast and rugged BC landscape, delivering food, mining equipment, and mail to the newly built gold rush towns w …

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Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A delightfully frightful collection of spooky stories set across Canada, appropriate for all ages and perfect for reading aloud around the campfire.

In this spine-chilling companion to Campfire Stories of Western Canada and Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith takes readers on a cross-country trip of sinister spirits, urban myths, haunted houses, ghostly shipwrecks, and other unexplained phenomena, just in time for camping season. With over forty hair-raising tales set in eve …

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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

The Final Voyage of the Valencia

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history.

There are few places on earth that have such a high record of marine casualties as the short yet treacherous stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the fifty-six kilometres between Port Renfrew and Cape Beale off Vancouver Island saw dozens of shipwrecks and c …

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