The Mountain and the City
By (author) Francis Mansbridge
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Hollyburn by Francis Mansbridge
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to be published on the rich and diverse history of Hollyburn, the forested mountainous area above West Vancouver, BC -- an area which will host freestyle skiing and snowboarding events in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The history takes us from the First Nations people, through the 1870s when loggers began attacking the slopes, to the twentieth century and the dedicated crowds of skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts, right up until the present-day struggles over priorities for the environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553800620
(190mm x 255mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Ronsdale Press
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Francis Mansbridge
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"Looks at archival photos throughout a century of dramatic change, from a time when the massive trees were felled and forests were cleared, and when Victorian gentlemen raced penny farthings around Stanley Park. The book contrasts fascinating historic images with the same locations as they appear today"--Page 4 of cover.
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Author Biography - Francis Mansbridge
Francis Mansbridge's interest in the history of the North Shore was stimulated by his dozen years as an archivist in North Vancouver. A love of outdoor recreation has led him to spend extensive time exploring the Hollyburn area. Prior to his archival work, Francis taught English at a number of colleges and universities, mostly at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Ottawa and has published extensively on both academic and popular subjects.
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