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Heart Of The Raincoast

Author : Alexandra Morton
ISBN : 9781926971223
Genre : Nature
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Originally published in 1998, this updated edition has a brand-new cover and new foreword by Alexandra Morton. Billy Proctor was born in 1934 and has spent his entire life in a remote coastal community called Echo Bay, BC on an island off northern Vancouver Island. Proctor has always done the time-honoured work of generations of upcoast men—hand-logging, fishing, clam digging, repairing boats, beachcombing. But Billy eventually began to notice that the thriving runs of Pacific salmon, oolichans, and herring that he remembers from his early years were vanishing—some to near extinction—and he understood that it was time to take action. Heart of the Raincoast is the fascinating story of Billy Proctor’s life, and the wealth of knowledge and understanding that can only be gained from living in such close proximity to nature. The writing is funny, touching and honest—and offers an engaging insider’s view not only of the salmon, whales, eagles and independent people who populate Canada’s wild and lovely coastal rainforest, but on what we need to do to keep it as nature intended.

In Nature S Realm

Author : Michael Layland
ISBN : 9781771513074
Genre : History
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A celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of explorers, settlers, and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems. In Nature’s Realm gathers initial reports, recorded histories, and personal accounts left by Vancouver Island’s early naturalists who studied the region’s flora and fauna. Many, such as Archibald Menzies, accompanied English and Spanish explorations investigating the coastal geography for colonial expansion. Doctor–naturalists such as John Scouler, David Douglas, and Robert Brown worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company and collected specimens. Irish-born John Macoun, a renowned naturalist, brought his expertise to Vancouver Island, as did botanical artists Sarah Lindley (Lady Crease) and Emily Henrietta Woods. In Nature’s Realm is a companion volume to Layland’s two previous titles: A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island, shortlisted for a BC Book Prize in two categories; and The Land of Heart's Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Prize, and for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.

Fjord Systems And Archives

Author : J. A. Howe
ISBN : 1862393125
Genre : Science
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Fjords are glacially over-deepended, semi-enclosed marine basins, but are often neglected as a sedimentary realm. They represent the transition from the terrestrial to the marine environment and as such have the potential to preserve evidence of environmental change. Typically most fjords have been glaciated a number of times and some high-latitude fjords still possess a resident glacier. The stratigraphic record in fjords largely preserves a glacial-deglacial cycle of deposition. Sheltered water and high sedimentation rates potentially make fjords ideal depsositional environments for preserving continuous records of climate and environmental change with high temporal resolution. Fjords are also referred to as minature oceans providing the unique opporunity to study marine processes in great detail. With predictions of warming climates, changing ocean circulation and rising sea levels, this volume is a timely look at these environmentally sensitive coattilnes.

America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065458476
Genre : United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787666971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Canadian Book Review Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015079628676
Genre : Books
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Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

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ISBN : 155862600X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Something About The Author

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ISBN : UOM:49015002822329
Genre : Authors
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The Writers Directory 2005

Author : Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN : 1558625283
Genre : Authors, American
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ISBN : UOM:39015046431758
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