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Okanagan Odyssey: Journeys through Terrain, Terroir and Culture Paperback – May 1 2010

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books; First Edition edition (May 11 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897522819
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897522813
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #389,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Don Gayton is the 2009/2010 Haig-Brown Centenary Writer in Residence at the University of Victoria and an author of popular non-fiction. His books include Interwoven Wild, Kokanee, Landscapes of the Interior and The Wheatgrass Mechanism. He also writes for Canadian Geographic as well as technical articles on grasslands, climate change and fire ecology. His awards include the Saskatchewan Writers Guild non-fiction award, the US National Outdoor Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award and two shortlistings for the BC Book Awards. Gayton lives and works in Summerland, BC.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Hiebert on July 12 2010
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It's hard for me to imagine how this book would be perceived by someone living outside of BC's Okanagan Valley. I suspect the charm and depth of the writing would make it compelling and interesting enough for an "outsider", but for those of us living here, it's a real treasure. It's rare for smaller regions like this to have a skilled scientist-poet holding up a mirror for us to see the landscape and culture of our home places -- a magnifying glass and a telescope too. These insightful, humorous stories and bits of analysis of life in this valley feel just right.
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By SB on Jan. 24 2013
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If you're looking for a good book for the Okanagan I'd recommend this one. A very easy read! Put together nicely.
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weird but good Aug. 9 2013
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A very interesting sort of stream of conscience review of the area and its features. Enjoyable but I am not so sure it will act as a good travelogue for my upcoming visit to the area.
Great for visitors as well as residents - to discover what's new! [or not seen before] March 17 2015
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one for me and one for the family "up there"

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