Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley Paperback – Sep 19 2006
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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)
About the Author
Derek Hayes, a geographer by training, has a passion for old maps and what they can reveal about the past. He is the author of the best-selling Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, which sold over 55,000 copies; the Historical Atlas of Canada, and Canada: An Illustrated History. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia.
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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...
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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