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Do Glaciers Listen?

Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination

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Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.

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Second Growth

Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia

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A look at historical and contemporary restructuring, linking development of rural communities with resource development and Aboriginal marginalization.

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Selling British Columbia

Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970

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An entertaining and illustrated account of the development of BC's tourist industry between 1890 and 1970, examining how BC’s history of colonialism was deftly marketed to potential tourists.

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Paddling to Where I Stand

Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noblewoman

UBC Press

A first-hand account of the greatest period of change experienced by the Kwakwaka'wakw people since their first contact with Europeans.

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Musqueam Reference Grammar

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Perhaps the fullest account of any Salish language, this is the long-awaited grammar of the Musqueam dialect of Halkomelem which was begun in the late 1950s.

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Taking Stands

Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities

UBC Press

Goes beyond the dichotomies of “pro” and “anti” environmentalism to tell the stories of the women who seek to maintain resource use in rural places.

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At Home with the Bella Coola Indians

T.F. McIlwraith's Field Letters, 1922-4

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The Vancouver Achievement

Urban Planning and Design

UBC Press

This first comprehensive account of contemporary planning and urban design practice in any Canadian city examines the development of Vancouver's unique approach to zoning, planning, and urban design from its inception in the early 1970s to the present day.

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A Voyage to the North West Side of America

The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89

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The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast.

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When Coal Was King

Ladysmith and the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island

UBC Press

The first scholarly history of the Ladysmith miners, the Great Strike of 1912-1914, and the coalmining industry on Vancouver Island.

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