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The Encyclopedia of British Columbia

The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia


Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes

Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women in British Columbia (Raincoast Chronicles 20)

Far West: The Story of British Columbia (A History of BC for Young Readers)

From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia

Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition

Where Mountains Meet the Sea: An Illustrated History of the District of North Vancouver

Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia

A selection of BC Field Guides



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