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Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia

by John Calvert

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2008-04
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9781552662441
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Content: clean copy. Content: The author shows how the provincial government is supplanting BC's successful public system, BC Hydro, with a deregulated private sector model that will enrich private power developers and undermine BC's renewable energy future, the government is needlessly exposing ratepayers to the risks of the volatile US energy marked. Over time, the author argues, the new policies will… Read more
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The Dunsmuir Saga

by Terry Reksten

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Published
1991
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Good
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9780888947420
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book brings to life three generations of the legendary Dunsmuir family of Vancouver, Island. Robert Dunsmuir - canny, acquisitive and imaginative - became the richest man in British Columbia; his sons struggled to consolidate the family fortune; his grandchildren spent it. 290 pages, notes, sources, index. photographs.
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The customs and legends of the Thlinget Indians of Alaska

by Oliver Maxson. Salisbury

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Published
1962
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9780517135501
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: The author and his wife, Alms, were school principal, school teacher, store supervisor, bookkeeper and father and mother in general ito the community. This was in the mid-1920'sand presented a unique opportunity to observe, by living with, a culture in transition. He listened to and retells the old legends that had… Read more
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A Haida Potlatch

by Ulli Steltzer

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Published
1984
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Good
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9780888944382
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The Haida artist Robert Davidson hosted a potlatch, or ritualized feast, and invited the elders of his village to use this occasion to bestow Haida names on the younger generation. Over 400 people attended the two nights of feasting, dancing, speech-making, and name giving that. Davidson ask Ulli Steltzer, a long-time friend, to photograph the event. Later… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, sentiment and author's signature on the title page. Content: The historical account of the life and times of Captain McNeill, a long-stranding captain in the pioneering days of the fur trade in coastal BC. He was the captain of the Honourable Hudson's Bay steamer ship the S S Beaver. Born in Boston in 1803, by the time… Read more
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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

by Leland Donald

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Published
1997
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Good
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9780520206168
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket in excellent condition, protected by plastic cover. Content: Slaves were important to the Northwest Coast economies for their labor and for their value as major items of exchange, Although these were small-scale societies, lacking complex political institutions, the richness and complexity of their cultural systems has been well documented. The author finds that slavery played… Read more
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Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

by Judith Hudson [Editor]; Buss, Helen M. [Editor]; Beattie

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Published
2003
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Good
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9780774809740
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Condition:clean copy. Content: In the early 19th century, when the Hudson's Bay Company sent men to its posts along the coast of North America's Northwest, letters from loved ones followed in the Company's supply ships. The messages from a mother or father, a wife or sweetheart travelled to isolated trading posts. By the time a letter carrying the news and… Read more
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Slashburner:Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

by Nick Raeside

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Published
2020
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Good
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9781550170898
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this memoir, the author recounts many hilarious anecdotes from his career in the woods buint the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, when he and his slashburing crews rampaged throughout southeastern BC armed with drip torches, chainsaws and explosives. They lit fires. They put some of them out. They survived rocks likes, animal encounters and flare fights. 228 pages
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Distant Dominion:

by Barry M Gough

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Published
1980
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Good
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9780774801133
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket in excellent condition and protected by plastic cover. This book is the first comprehensive survey to examine Britain's motives for expeditions to this distant frontiers of British maritime development. It is also the first to draw the history of the coast into the general realm of pacific history, relating its development to events in Europe,… Read more
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Life In the Country

by Bruce Hutchison

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Published
1988
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ISBN
9780888946201
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'This evocative chronicle is the love story of how Bruce Hutchison tended a tiny fragment of the Canadian earth for more than threescore years. A richly rewarding harvest of the imagination, it distills a great writer's response to the turning seasons, both of the land and of his mind' … Read more
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John Muir West Coast Pioneer

by Daryl Ashby

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Published
December 1, 2005
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9781553800279
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Condition: New. Content: This tells the life story of John Muir, who came to Vancouver Island in the late 1840's from Scotland to work as 'consignee' labourers for the Hudson's Bay Company. The author draws on the Muir family diaries, recounting the family's voyage from Scotland, their search for coal at Fort Rupert and Nanaimo, and their challenge to the Bay… Read more
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Our Life Off the Grid: An Urban Couple Goes Feral

by J. David Cox

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Published
2015
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9780994014504
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Condition: clean copy, some wear. Content: With no skills and very limited knowledge, the authors build a life in the middle of nowhere by reading how-to-book and doing things the hard way.In this lighthearted memoir they face the challenges of constructing their own home, providing their own water and electricity, and learning to live with wildlife, including their few but eccentric… Read more
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Return To The River

by Roderick L Haig-Brown

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Published
1982
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9780002168366
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book captures the whole sweep of the chinook salmon migration in every significant detail: the departure seaward of the millions of small fry in the spring of the second year, the saltwater life of the free-swimming schools in the deeps, and the later return of the survivors - sixty and eighty-pounders that leap against every obstacle,… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: "Wilderness Mother" is the gutsy, terse, no-nonsense account of a young woman's devotion to a hermit husband, two small children, and an uncompromising wilderness. Her motherhood spent in a remote and spartan cabin results in two splendid youngsters deeply attuned to nature. The bittersweet ending speaks of human courage, frailty, and corporate greed. -Anne… Read more
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Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest

by Caitlyn Vernon

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Published
2011-10
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9781554693030
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful space - the Great Bear Rainforest. Containing breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, this is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for out wild places… Read more
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Finlay's River

by R. M. Patterson

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Published
1968
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Condition: clean copy, inscription by author on title page. Content: The author describes the Finlay River from its source high in the Stikine Mountains of northern British Columbia and tells the history of the Indians and white men of the area from the earliest times. 316 pages, bibliography.
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Red Paddles

by Isabel M. Reekie

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Published
1968
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket in excellent condition, protected by plastic cover. Content: Searing tongues of the bush fire that blew into a disaster licked the frame buildings in the little clearing on Burrard Inlet on June 13, 1886. The pioneers were scattered, familitesw temporarily broken up, possessions lost, all in so short a time that the settlers scarcely believed the… Read more
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Islands' Spirit Rising:

by Louise Takeda

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Published
2014
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9780774827652
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Condition: clean copy Content: Set in Haida Gwaii, this book examines the long-term conflict over the islands' ancient forests and events that unfolded in the context of collaborative land-use planning. In response to threats posed by a century of logging, a local indigenous-environmental-community movement built enough momentum to challenge the multinational forest industry and the political structures enabling it. It traces… Read more
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War on Our Doorstep The Unknown Campaign on North America's West Coast

by Brendan Coyle

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Published
April 1, 2003
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Very Good+
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9781894384469
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Content: non-fiction, military history. In June 1942, Japanese troops occupied the Aleutian islands of Attu and Kiska in Alaska, the first enemy occupation of US territory since the War of 1812. For the next year a bloody conflict raged that was nearly invisible to most North Americans as Canadian and American soldiers, airmen, and sailors went north to hold the… Read more
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Mountains, Campfires & Memories

by Jack Boudreau

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Published
2002
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ISBN
9780920576953
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Champion of the backwoods, Jack Boudreau entertains with more stories from the wilds of British Columbia. Concentrating on the post-Second World War years, Jack tells us of how men survived, flourished and perished in the northern bush. In this--his third best-seller--Jack tells us of adventures gone awry, bizarre encounters with creatures of the woods, and the results of friendships gone… Read more
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