David Leonard’s latest work on the Peace River country of northern British Columbia and Alberta is distinguished from its predecessors by an emphasis on the region’s agricultural history. Drawn in part from documents profiling who...
BC Studies no. 151 Autumn 2006 | Page(s) 111-2
Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed
In 1910, D.J. Benham wrote of the new Jasper National Park, “Here may be seen Nature primeval, Nature benignant and Nature malignant – the glorious heritage of a Canadian nation” (xxv). People don’t really talk...
BC Studies no. 159 Autumn 2008 | Page(s) 143-5
One River, Two Cultures effectively summarizes the structure and themes of Paula Wild’s study of the Bella Coola Valley. The Bella Coola River dominates the story. Traditional Nuxalkmc (or Nuxalk – Wild uses these terms...
BC Studies no. 146 Summer 2005 | Page(s) 123-4
THE HISTORIOGRAPHIC trends in the scholarly literature pertaining to First Nations material and visual culture have leaned primarily towards stylistic analysis, connoisseurship, and tracing the rise, decline, and “renaissance” of this production. Ronald Hawker’s book,...
BC Studies no. 138-139 Summer-Autumn 2003 | Page(s) 194-6
A WORLD APART, edited by Wayne Norton and Tom Langford, is a solid collection of essays and memoirs about the experience of living and working in the Crowsnest Pass communities of Alberta and British Columbia in the twentieth...
BC Studies no. 138-139 Summer-Autumn 2003 | Page(s) 192-4
THE DECISION of Whitecap Books to publish the first paperback edition of Steel Rails &Iron Men is appropriate and timely. Since this book appeared in cloth in 1990, the Kettle Valley Railway (the KV) has...
BC Studies no. 141 Spring 2004 | Page(s) 134-6
Train Master: The Railway Art of Max Jacquiard, the new book by the noted transportation historian Barry Sanford, looks at British Columbian railways from 1925 to 1955, as depicted in ninety-nine paintings by Jacquiard. The...