Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

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Author: William Henry Mathews,Bill Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

ISBN: 9781926613345

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 403

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British Columbia was built by some 500 million years of geologic discord along the western margin of the North American tectonic plate. That turmoil continues today, as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate inches beneath Vancouver Island, triggering earthquakes and generating the magma that feeds the volcanoes of the Cascades. This book explains the province's geologic history in simple terms, covering southern British Columbia from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alberta border. Thirty-one descriptive road guides, complete with maps, photographs and diagrams, help you locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the provinces highways and ferry routes. Discover a lava flow that chilled beneath ice, learn how Ripple Rock claimed 24 ships before engineers finally blew it up, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow that has played havoc with roads since the gold-rush days. The book a sense of the geology's importance to everyone who lives in and passes through the province.

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

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Author: William Henry Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 403

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Southern British Columbia, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alberta border east of Golden, spans the Canadian Cordillera, a mountainous region with a tumultuous geologic history that continues to evolve with every volcanic eruption, landslide, and earthquake. Introductory sections of this guidebook interpret the geologic complexity of four regions-Vancouver Island, the Coast, the Interior Plateaus, and the Columbia and Rocky Mountains-and thirty-one road guides describe the rocks and landforms that are visible from the province's highways and ferry routes. Discover lava that chilled beneath ice, learn how engineers blew up a shoal in the narrowest part of the Inside Passage, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow. Book jacket.

Rare Freshwater Fish of British Columbia

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Author: Sydney Graham Cannings,Juanita Ptolemy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freshwater fishes

Page: 214

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Sturgeon, salmonids, minnows, sticklebacks, sculpins.

Geology of British Columbia

A Journey through Time

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Author: Sydney Cannings,Richard Cannings,JoAnne Nelson

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553658159

Category: Science

Page: 154

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The bestselling exploration of British Columbia's geology, extensively updated in this 2011 edition. This book tells the story of the province's geology and the history of its living creatures. The first edition of Geology of British Columbia, with its accessible but rigorous science, struck a chord with readers. Since it was first published, theories about plate tectonics and the geological history of BC have evolved, and this new edition reflects the current thinking. This book also features updated content throughout, seven new maps, and a number of new photographs. A brand new appendix lists and describes key geological sites in British Columbia, adding a field-guide component to this informative book that will engage readers and compel them to go see these rocks for themselves.

Roadside Geology of Alaska

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Author: Cathy Connor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878426195

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island

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Author: C. J. Yorath

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781550173628

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Vancouver Islands peaceful, bucolic nature betrays little of its violent natural history, but in Geology of Southern Vancouver Island fascinating events in the turbulent geological history and architecture of the Island are revealed. Updated and expanded, this revised edition includes: New sites of interest, including the Alberni Valley, Pacific Rim National Park and the Nanoose Peninsula; All new photographs of the areas discussed in the book; Additional information on the science of geology. This book reveals the Island in a whole new way as it points out fault lines, glacier erratics, fossils and other interesting natural formations. In a clear and straight-forward manner, author C.J. Yorath guides geologists and amateur naturalists alike to some of the most interesting geological sites on the southern island.

Birds of Southwestern British Columbia

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Author: Richard James Cannings,Hal Opperman,Tom Aversa

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894384964

Category: Nature

Page: 414

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A pocket-sized photo guide to the 200 common birds of Southwestern British Columbia with stunning full-color photographs of each bird and accompanying identification information. Co-authored by renowned local birders Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman, it is the perfect guide for beginning bird watchers. Learn how to identify the local birds, where they live, what they eat, how to attract birds to your yard, and how to select binoculars. Includes a regional bird checklist.

Roadside Geology of Arizona

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Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878421473

Category: Science

Page: 314

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Arizona's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

A Matter of Confidence

The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC

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Author: Rob Shaw,Richard Zussman

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772032557

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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A breathtaking behind-the-scenes look at the dramatic rise and fall of Christy Clark’s BC Liberals, the return to power of the NDP, and what it means for British Columbia’s volatile political climate going forward. British Columbia’s political arena has always been the site of dramatic rises and falls, infighting, scandal, and come-from-behind victories. However, no one was prepared for the historic events of spring 2017, when the Liberal government of Christy Clark, one of the most polarizing premiers in recent history, was toppled. A Matter of Confidence gives readers an insider’s look at the overconfidence that fuelled the rise and fall of Clark’s premiership and the historic non-confidence vote that defeated her government and ended her political career. Beginning with this pivotal moment, the book goes back and chronicles the downfall of Clark’s predecessor, Gordon Campbell, which led to her unlikely victory in 2013, and traces the events leading up to her defeat at the hands of her NDP and Green opponents. Told by reporters Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw, who covered every moment of the election cycle, and illustrated by candid and extensive interviews with political insiders from both sides of the aisle—including Christy Clark and John Horgan—this book is a must read for anyone who cares about BC politics and the future of the province.

Roadside Geology of Utah

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Author: Felicie Williams,Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426188

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it's rocks and iconic landforms—preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments—come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides.The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah's high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart, run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau's flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.Roadside Geology of Utah's 65 road guides traverse the state's major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.

A Book of Tricksters

Tales from Many Lands

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Author: Jon C. Stott

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926936671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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For centuries, people around the world have been telling stories about tricksters—characters who solve problems by using their wits to fool others. Sometimes, these tricksters want to help people. Other times, they use their cleverness for selfish reasons. Occasionally, they aren’t as clever as they think and are tricked themselves. Although trickster tales from different countries are similar in many ways, story details, problems to be solved and the personalities of characters reflect the beliefs and values of the culture from which they come. Not only are trickster stories entertaining, they also teach readers things about themselves. And they show how, through wit and inventiveness, unlikely or underappreciated characters often can succeed. In A Book of Tricksters, Jon C. Stott has collected traditional trickster tales from 14 different countries, including “How Anansi Brought Stories to the People” (Ghana), “How Zhao Paid His Taxes” (China), “How Kancil Built a Crocodile Bridge” (Indonesia) and “How Maui Discovered the Secret of Fire” (Hawaii).

How Old is that Mountain?

A Visitor's Guide to the Geology of Banff and Yoho National Parks

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Author: C. J. Yorath

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781550173901

Category: Science

Page: 143

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A new type of field guide offering visitors a unique look at the geology of the Rocky Mountains of Banff and Yoho National Parks and adjacent areas.

British Columbia 100 Years Ago

Portraits of a Province

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Author: Fred Thirkell,Bob Scullion

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894384506

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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This book features an impressive collection of black-and-white lithograph images that were sold to the public in the early twentieth century. Documenting life in British Columbia during this period of time, each image has a story to tell, and collectively they define the state of affairs in BC a century ago. The book, which has an introductory article and map of the geographic regions covered, displays images representing 80 distinct stories that capture a youthful British Columbia as it once was. Given the tremendous popularity of postcards in that era, it is fair to say that these postcards took British Columbia's raw beauty and frontier appeal out into the world, attracting the endless flow of those immigrating to British Columbia since that time.

Backspin

120 Years of Golf in British Columbia

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Author: Arv Olson

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 192705141X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Backspin is a comprehensive overview of everything golf-related in BC. Veteran sportswriter Arv Olson's work on the trailblazers and the growth of the game and the province's golf courses was "the preeminent resource" on golf history when he self-published Backspin in 1992. This first Heritage House edition has been completely updated and revamped to mark 2012's 120th anniversary of golf in BC. Since its start in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria and Stanley Park in Vancouver, golf has been backed by an assortment of colourful characters who have enthusiastically teamed up to create courses and clubs in the heart of many towns-some of them even running for office to protect their links. Backspin is an encyclopedic reference on the growth of BC's golf game, legendary golf figures past and present, and the golf courses of BC. Olson doesn't neglect the fun, either, including entertaining golf anecdotes and writings from the early days. Hall of Famers and humble hackers, old pros and lucky ace-makers—Olson's history of the game completes the circuit, including everything from humour and hardship to murder and mayhem.

Four Billion Years and Counting

Canada's Geological Heritage

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Author: Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences

Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781551099965

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Canada’s diverse landscape speaks to its fascinating geological history, from towering peaks to Prairie plains, from fertile farmlands of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands to rugged cliffs of the Atlantic shore. However, the modern landscape is just the latest episode in an epic story spanning more than 4 billion years. Four Billion Years and Counting unveils the geological history of Canada and makes connections between geology and social issues such as climate change, hazards such as landslides and earthquakes, and other environmental factors. The text features contributions from some 100 specialists, and is richly illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and diagrams. Four Billion Years and Counting is a fascinating exploration of Canada's geology for those who are intrigued by the landscape and the vital connection between ourselves and what lies beneath our feet.

To the Lighthouse

An Explorer's Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC

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Author: John Walls,Peter Johnson

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772030465

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are home to over two dozen active lighthouses. For over a century, these coastal beacons have guided ships through the fog and represented hope for countless mariners. Today, the lighthouses on BC's southern islands are ideal destinations for day trippers and coastal explorers of all ages who are looking for historical sites in spectacular maritime settings. "To the Lighthouse: An Explorer's Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC" offers a comprehensive and fascinating look at these remarkable landmarks, blending practical information on location and accessibility with riveting facts, local lore, and gorgeous photography. From Fisgard Lighthouse, a National Historic Site at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour, to the remote west coast sentinels of Cape Beale and Pachena Point, and from the isolated Cape Mudge beacon on Quadra Island to the community-supported restoration project at Sheringham Point, this book celebrates a unique culture of public service passed down through generations. "To the Lighthouse" is a travelling companion like no other.

Birds of British Columbia

A Photographic Journey

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Author: Glenn Bartley

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 192705169X

Category: Nature

Page: 155

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More species of birds breed in British Columbia annually than anywhere else in Canada. Additionally, hundreds of migratory birds spend a portion of the year here, making BC a birdwatcher's paradise. It doesn't matter if you're a gung-ho, out-in-the-field birdwatcher or if you enjoy winged friends from the serenity of your back porch, Birds of British Columbia is an easy way to get the best views of more than 100 of the different birds in this province. From the rare Marbled Murrelet to the common Steller's Jay, ferocious falcons to timid towhees, Glenn Bartley has captured the beauty of BC's feathered fliers in this stunning collection of photographs. Whether you're looking for an elusive Boreal Owl or simply want to revel in the magnificence of a swooping Peregrine Falcon, Bartley's incredible photographs of birds in their natural habitats will make even the ubiquitous gull look extraordinary.

Diver's Guide

Vancouver Island South

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Author: Greg Dombowsky

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926613058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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In his debut book, Greg offers guidance to over 50 dives in several areas, including Metchosin and Race Rocks, Victoria, Sansum Narrows, Saanich Inlet, Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands. Diver’s Guide, Vancouver Island South is fully illustrated with Greg’s own computer-generated maps, based on his personal exploration of these underwater environments, and with photos taken on these dives. The explicit detail and concentration of dive opportunities in popular BC coastal regions promise to make this an outstanding reference source for all divers and a must-have for every diver’s library.

Country Roads of Western BC

From the Fraser Valley to the Islands

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Author: Liz Bryan

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926613945

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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In her third book of off-the-beaten-track explorations of western Canada, Liz Bryan travels scenic roads of British Columbia's Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. From country routes winding through the Fraser Valley to forest roads on Vancouver Island leading to coastal settlements such as Zeballos and Telegraph Cove, these journeys celebrate amazing landscapes and trace the early human history of these regions. Since some of coastal BC's interesting places are accessible only by boat, the book also takes readers on excursions along the fjord-riven coast to such places as Friendly Cove and Sechart Whaling Station. From sandy bays to rocky headlands, quiet farmland to rugged forest, high mountains to rushing rivers, Liz Bryan captures the beauty of western British Columbia. There are maps for every route, and each tour is full of spectacular images.