Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews

deJay Sherwood

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11 avril 2012|
Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews de Jay Sherwood
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Gerry Andrews (1903?2005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day landings. As BC''s surveyor-general from 1951 to 1968, he supervised the mapping of the province''s large construction projects, often using aerial photography. He referred to the process of mapping the landscape in an airplane as "ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet."

Jay Sherwood, a historian and former surveyor, is the author of several books about Frank Swannell, including Surveying Northern British Columbia (a 2005 BC Book Prize finalist) and Surveying Central British Columbia (second-prize winner in the 2007 BC Historical Federation Writing Competition). He lives in Vancouver, where he works as...
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Titre :Furrows in the Sky: The Adventures of Gerry Andrews
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 po
Publié le :11 avril 2012
Publié par :Royal Bc Museum
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780772665225

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