Geography of British Columbia
People and Landscapes in TransitionBook - 2000
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.
Branch Call Number: 917/.11/McGi 3588mb 1
Characteristics: ix, 235 p. : ill., maps.