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9781771511773
10.125 x 9.375 inches
256 pages
hardcover
CDN$ 39.95
BISAC: HIS006010
BISAC: HIS051000


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A Perfect Eden
Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island
by Michael Layland
Release Date: October 2016

CDN$ 39.95

A compelling history of the earliest explorers to Vancouver Island, brought to life with illustrations and maps. Shortlisted for two 2017 BC Book Prizes.

In 1842, when explorer James Douglas encountered the rugged natural paradise that would become Vancouver Island, he described it as “a perfect Eden." This book gathers the early recorded histories and personal accounts left by Chinese seafarers, Spanish and British naval officers, traders seeking sea otter pelts, colonial surveyors, as well as soldiers, settlers, and other adventurers, starting from many centuries ago up to 1858. Collected here in detail for the first time, these accounts create a multilayered tale of discovery and exploration.

A Perfect Eden is the companion volume to the acclaimed The Land of Heart's Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, which was shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice BC Book Prize, and for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.

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Pages:

256

ISBN-13:

9781771511773

Format:

hardcover

Dimensions:

10.125 x 9.375 inches

Publisher:

TouchWood Editions

Bisac:

HIS006010, HIS051000


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