at Black Bond Books, Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge
Looking Back: Volume One
is a compilation of articles that were published in the
Maple Ridge News from 1987-1991
Canít make the event? We will get it signed for you!
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Event at Main St.
The events listed below will all be
Book Warehouse on Main Street
Main Street, Vancouver
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Richard Beamish and Gordon
McFarlane Reading, Q&A, and Signing
Thursday November 27th at 7 pm
Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane,
editors of The Sea Among Us
The Strait of Georgia is a one of the
world's great inland seas, a 6,900 sq km body of water lying between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver
Island. Rich in history, teeming with wildlife and marine traffic,
it is essential to British Columbians for food, jobs, travel and recreation.
The sheltered waters of the strait are home to Canada's largest seaport and over
two-thirds of the province's population.
The Sea Among Us is the first book to
present a comprehensive study of the Strait of Georgia
in all its aspects with chapters on geology, First Nations, history,
oceanography, fish, birds, mammals,invertebrates and plants. Covering
everything from tsunami modelling to First Nations history to barnacle
reproduction, the book is a sweeping overview of the waterway. It describes how
fjords formed, what the seafloor is made of, and why coastal BC is so prone to
earthquakes; it advises on which jellyfish sting, how to tell the difference between
Dall's and harbour porpoises, and where to find whales; and it addresses how
climate change and human impacts could affect the strait, noting that though
marine ecosystems are tough and adaptable, there are limits to this resiliency.
Book launch for On Malice by Ken
Tuesday, December 2nd at7:00 pm
The new collection fromGriffin-winning
Ken Babstock, On Malice is a bad mist, a digitizedweather front
trying to watch the surveillance from inside it, and to sit vigilat our
convalescence as an alien witness.
Join author and historian
Robert"Lucky" Budd and
CBC's Sheryl MacKay to celebrate
Echoes ofBritish Columbia.
Wednesday December 3rd at 7:00 pm
Explore BC History as toldby some of
its first 20th Century settlers.
In a follow-up to his
well-received Voices ofBritish Columbia,
Robert Budd returns with more captivating tales of theprovinceís pioneering
past in the very words of the people who lived them.
Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC
Radiojournalist Imbert Orchard travelled acrossBritish Columbiawith recording engineer IanStephen,
conducting interviews with some of the provinceís most remarkable andinspiring
pioneers. The resulting collection contained 998 conversationstotalling 2,700
hours of materialóone of the largest oral history collectionsin the world and a
precious treasury of western heritage.