Geography Of British Columbia, Fourth Edition: People And Landscapes In Transition

April 15, 2020|
Geography Of British Columbia, Fourth Edition: People And Landscapes In Transition by Brett Mcgillivray
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From the beginning of time, physical and human processes have altered British Columbia’s landscape. Geographers seek to understand these processes, and this text provides students with the basic tools and techniques of their craft.

Completely revised and expanded for the 2020s, the four edition of Geography of British Columbia

  • contains extensive urban content to reflect BC''s transition from a resource-dependent economy to a more service-oriented one
  • presents ideas and concepts in a clear and concise way
  • includes a comprehensive glossary of key terms
  • has more than 125 informative maps, diagrams, graphs, tables, and photos
  • includes suggested readings and discussion questions for each chapter.

Part 1 offers a foundational understanding of four key topics:

  • the origins of the province''s spectacular regional diversity
  • the impact of weather, climate, and physical features
  • geophysical hazards and their threat to life and property
  • the geography of resource harvesting and management.

Part 2 unfolds chronologically, revealing not only the role that natural resources have played in settlement and development, but also the forces that are now at work transforming the province into an increasingly urban place centred on a service-oriented economy.

In an era of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand the complex interaction between human influence on the landscape and the earth’s ever-changing physical processes.This book provides students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge they’ll need.

Brett McGillivray is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Geography at Capilano University, having taught the geography of British Columbia there for over thirty-six years. He is based in Roberts Creek, BC, and continues to research issues related to British Columbia and Canada, present lectures, and facilitate community-to-community m...
Title:Geography Of British Columbia, Fourth Edition: People And Landscapes In Transition
Product dimensions:256 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.6 in
Published:April 15, 2020
Publisher:Ubc Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780774864329

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