Vancouver Island Book Of Everything 2nd edition
From Hudson's Bay outpost to gold rush fever and coal and lumber barons to political scandals Island-style to the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon and profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie and the Dunsmuir clan, no book is more comprehensive than the Vancouver Island Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well-known Islanders weigh in on their favourite things about Vancouver Island. Robert Bateman shares his five most inspiring island locales; Michael Halleran tells us the five graves you simply must visit at Ross Bay Cemetery; Ian Vantreight tells us his five Island weather complaints; history teacher and Vancouver Island digital archive editor Patrick Dunae gives us his five essential Vancouver Island reads; professor Barbara Helem Whittington gives us her five favorite memories of growing up on the island. From politics to the country's best weather to the origins behind place names, Island slang, serial killers and the First People...it's all here! Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Vancouver Island. If you love Vancouver Island, you'll love the Vancouver Island Book of Everything!
Peter Grant is a freelance writer. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.