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Historical Atlas Of Vancouver [Paperback]

Derek Hayes
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Sept. 19 2006

Renowned author and map historian Derek Hayes provides a new and unique perspective on the Lower Mainland's colourful past.

Gathered together in a single volume for the first time, here are the maps that shaped Vancouver and its region, the Lower Fraser Valley. More than 370 original maps chart the region's development beginning with the years of discovery and exploration. They depict its days as a fledgling colonial outpost, its appearance on the world scene after the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, through to its emergence as a post-war Pacific metropolis. Included are many fascinating plans for schemes that never got off the drawing board.

This is the sixth in a series of critically acclaimed, award-winning historical atlases researched, written and designed by Derek Hayes. They include, most recently, a Historical Atlas of Canada and America Discovered: A Historical Atlas of North American Exploration.


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"It is immediately clear that this book is more than a conventional atlas but somewhat less than an encyclopedia...The imagery is first class, helped by the brave choice of very high quality, rather thick paper. The author works steadily through the decades, selecting maps and illustrations along the way to best highlight the events and issues of the day." (International Journal of Maritime History 2008-06-30)

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Derek Hayes is the author of the bestselling Historical Atlas Series, which includes the Historical Atlas of Canada, Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley, Historical Atlas of Toronto and Historical Atlas of the United States. He holds two degrees in geography and worked for a time as a planner with the Vancouver City Planning Department and as a real estate consultant. He lives in White Rock, B.C.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great visual history Nov. 23 2009
By Vic guy
Format:Paperback
Awesome visual history through photos and maps. Obviously an incredible amount of work went into this. Well worth it if you are at all interested in the history of Vancouver's urbanization.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful contribution to the history of the lower mainland of British Columbia Aug. 23 2007
By Tanis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
In the text there are more than 370 original maps charting the growth and development of the Vancouver region from the years of discovery and exploration. They depict its days as a fledgling colonial outpost, its appearance on the the world scene after the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, through to its emergence as a post-war Pacific metropolis. Many lesser known facets of Vancouver's history are uniquely illustrated. Numerous intriguing maps show plans for a very different city-with a dam at the Second Narrows Bridge, an airport in English Bay, a vast dockland on the tip of Point Grey, a city extended well out into the Strait of Georgia, a network of downtown freeways, and many other schemes that were not followed through with.
You will discover how government reserves shaped Vancouver and who was responsible for North Vancouver's Grand Boulevard or West Vancouver's British Properties. Read of the railway barons' competition for routes into Vancouver and urban planners and much more.
Interesting, historical book...
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Laid Out, Informative, Interesting Read Jan. 15 2011
By Talvi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This was a gift from friends when I had asked about the history of several Vancouver landmarks. I was really impressed with this book - it is beautifully laid out softcover book with copious color maps from various periods in the Vancouver history. Each page has one or more maps and large amounts of text describing the maps and the history of the area. It's an interesting approach to the history of a location by using maps (some actually used and others never followed) to really let the story of Vancouver emerge.

This is a larger sized softcover book but the inside presentation is very creative - at no time do you feel like you a reading a textbook. Photographs from the era are welcome additions to further detail the antique maps.

In all, I felt I had a great grasp of the fascinating history of Vancouver and was very pleased to receive this as a present. It really is a gorgeous book, beautifully presented, richly detailed, and very informative.
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