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BC Studies #170 (Summer 2011)
Behind the Scenery: Manning Park and the Aesthetics of Automobile Accessibility in 1950's British Columbia (pg: 41-65) by Ben Bradley
(cars) (Manning Park) (Provincial Parks) (roads and highways) (tourism)
"Panic Park": Environmental Protest and the Politics of Parks in British Columbia's Skagit Valley (pg: 67-92) by Philip Van Huizen
(High Ross Dam) (New Democratic Party) (Provincial Parks) (Skagit) (Social Credit party)
"Human Beings Need Places Unchanged by Themselves": Defining and Debating Wilderness in the West Kootnays, 1969-74 (pg: 93-118) by Jenny Clayton
(conservation) (Earl Grey Trail) (Fry Creek) (Kootenay District) (Provincial Parks) (Purcell Mountain Conservancy)
"The Park...Is a Mess": Development and Degradation in British Columbia's First Provincial Park (pg: 119-150) by Graeme Wynn, Arn Keeling
(Buttle Lake) (conservation) (mining) (natural resources) (Provincial Parks) (Strathcona Park)
PHOTO ESSAY: Photographing the High and Low in British Columbia's Provincial Parks (pg: 153-169) by Ben Bradley
- The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest by William Dietrich
—Reviewed by Emily Jane Davis (pgs: 171-173)
- Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by Louis A. Knafla, Haijo Westra
—Reviewed by Cairns Alan (pgs: 174-175)
- Voices of British Columbia: Stories from Our Frontier by Robert Budd
—Reviewed by Jean Barman (pgs: 176-177)
- Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver by Kristin R. Good
—Reviewed by Patricia E. Roy (pgs: 177-179)
- Here is Where We Disembark by Clea Roberts
—Reviewed by David Stouck (pgs: 179-180)
- Valley Sutra by Kuldip Gill
—Reviewed by David Stouck (pgs: 179-180)
- The Cowichan Valley: Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmtih and Region by Georgina Montgomery
—Reviewed by David Thomas (pgs: 180-181)
—Reviewed by Tyler McCreary (pgs: 181-183)
- Resurrecting Dr. Moss: The Life and Letters of a Royal Navy Surgeon, Edward Lawton Moss MD, RN, 1843-1880 by Paul C. Appleton, Edited by William Barr
—Reviewed by Cary C. Collins (pgs: 183-185)
- Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie by Charles Scheideman
—Reviewed by Ben Bradley (pgs: 185-186)
- The Quadra Story: A History of Quadra Island by Jeanette Taylor
—Reviewed by Howard Stewart (pgs: 186-187)
Ben Bradley is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Queen’s University. His dissertation examines how highways and driving shaped experiences of history and the environment in the BC Interior during the period 1925-75.
Jenny Clayton teaches Canadian and Environmental History at the University of Victoria, where she completed her dissertation, “Making Recreational Space: Citizen Involvement in Outdoor Recreation and Park Establishment in British Columbia, 1900-2000.”
Arn Keeling is a historical-cultural geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He holds degrees in history and geography from the University of British Columbia, and has written on water pollution and the environmental politics of British Columbia, as well as on mining and northern development in Canada.
Graeme Wynn, the editor of BC Studies since 2009, is an historical geographer and environmental historian with broad interests in Canada and other regions of European settlement overseas. His most recent book, Canada and Arctic North America: An Environmental History (2007) is a sweeping and original interpretation of environmental transformation across the northern half of North America through 15,000 years. He is currently the Brenda and David McLean Chair of Canadian Studies at ubc.
Paula Young holds a Master’s degree in history from the University of Victoria. She teaches Canadian, American and sport history and is the current Chair of Humanities at Camosun College.
Philip Van Huizen is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of British Columbia. His dissertation investigates the 1967-84 Canadian-American High Ross Dam controversy.
Bibliography of British Columbia
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