Geography of British Columbia

Geography of British Columbia

People and Landscapes in Transition

Book - 2000
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Brettnbsp;McGillivray focuses first on the combination of physicalprocesses that produced a spectacular variety of mountains, rivers,lakes, islands, fjords, forests, and minerals, explaining the forcesthat created the province and the natural hazards that can reshape it.A concise examination of B.C. historical geography follows, coveringFirst Nations ways of life, colonization, Asian immigration, and thesad history of institutionalized racism. The second half of the bookcontains a detailed description of the economic geography of theprovince, with chapters on forestry, the salmon fishery, metal mining,energy supply and demand, agriculture, water, and the tourism industry.It addresses the present-day issues of urbanization, economicdevelopment, and resource management, providing a thorough backgroundto these topics and suggesting what the future might hold. Thisup-to-date and comprehensive exploration of the rich historicalgeography and development of British Columbia will be welcomed byteachers, students, scholars, and everyone with an interest in theprovince.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780774807852
0774807857
Branch Call Number: 917/.11/McGi 3588mb 1
Characteristics: ix, 235 p. : ill., maps.

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