9781926812571-1926812573-British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas

ISBN-13: 9781926812571
ISBN-10: 1926812573
Edition: 1st
Author: Hayes, Derek
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Format: Hardcover 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781926812571
ISBN-10: 1926812573
Edition: 1st
Author: Hayes, Derek
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Format: Hardcover 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hayes, Derek wrote British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas comprising 368 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1926812573 and 9781926812571. Since then British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A colourful and wide-ranging history of Canada's most western province illustrated with over nine hundred contemporary maps

British Columbia was among the last temperate places on Earth to appear on the map of the world, a function of its position-remote from Europe. When gold was finally discovered in quantity in 1858, leading to the gold rush that created British Columbia as a new colony, the interior was mostly unknown except for the routes blazed by the fur traders seeking the "soft gold" that characterized the exploration of much of Canada. The efforts of the explorers, the fur traders, the gold seekers, and the railway builders all involved the production of maps that showed what they had found, the routes and the settlements, the plans and the strategies that developed the province into what we know today.

In British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas, acclaimed map historian Derek Hayes has curated nearly a thousand maps — the majority of which have never been published before —along with concise text, and extensive captions. Added to numerous other illustrations, the result is a geographically visual history, a unique and fascinating viewpoint on our province's past.

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