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A Thousand Blunders

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia

UBC Press

A provocative account of one of the greatest entrepreneurial failures in Canadian history, this book documents the downfall of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which helped develop the north-central corridor of British Columbia – then collapsed dramatically in 1919.

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The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney

1862-65

Edited by Allan Pritchard
UBC Press

This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.

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Early Human Occupation in British Columbia

UBC Press

A vital contribution to current knowledge about the prehistory in British Columbia, 10,500 to 5,000 years ago.

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Making Vancouver

Class, Status, and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913

UBC Press

Explores social relationships in Vancouver from 1863 to 1913.

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Life in Stone

A Natural History of British Columbia's Fossils

Edited by Rolf Ludvigsen
UBC Press

Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this is the first book to focus on British Columbia's fossils.

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The Emergence of Social Security in Canada

Third Edition

UBC Press

The first and most detailed history of Canadian social security from colonial times to the present, The Emergence of Social Security in Canada has become a standard text in social work and related courses in post-secondary institutions across Canada, since its publication in 1980.

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