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Ken Drushka

author image Ken Drushka worked as a journalist before spending sixteen years as a logger, silvicultural contractor and the operator of a custom sawmill. His work has been published in numerous periodicals, including Equity, Business in Vancouver, BC Report and Truck Logger. Drushka's books include the BC bestsellers Working in the Woods and Stumped: The Forest Industry in Transistion, Against Wind and Weather, Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters and HR: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan, which won the 1996 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional BC Book Prize. He was also co-author of Three Men and a Forester (with Ian Mahood). Drushka passed away at the age of 63 in 2004.

Books

Book Cover H.R.: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan
978-1-55017-129-7 · 1-55017-129-1 · 1995 · Hardback
CAD$35.95 · USD$35.95
Winner of the 1996 Roderick Haig-Brown BC Book Prize
Book Cover In the Bight: The BC Forest Industry Today
978-1-55017-161-7 · 1-55017-161-5 · 1999 · Hardback
CAD$32.95 · USD$32.95
From tenure and forest planning to stumpage and sustained yield regulation, In the Bight covers it all, making it essential for anyone interested in BC's forests.
Book Cover Three Men and a Forester
978-1-55017-016-0 · 1-55017-016-3 · 1990 · Hardback
CAD$6.95 · USD$6.95
Book Cover Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters: The History of Logging in BC's Interior
978-1-55017-189-1 · 1-55017-189-5 · 1998 · Hardback
CAD$44.95 · USD$44.95
Book Cover Touch Wood: BC Forests at the Crossroads
978-1-55017-074-0 · 1-55017-074-0 · 1993 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
A collection of essays vital to modern debates about the forest industry.
Book Cover Whistle Punks & Widow-Makers: Tales of the BC Woods
978-1-55017-177-8 · 1-55017-177-1 · 2000 · Paperback
CAD$21.95 · USD$21.95
"For some people maybe logging is the kind of work they'd like to forget. But with stories like Swanson has written in Whistle Punks and Widow-Makers, you can't." -Business Logger
Book Cover Working in the Woods: A History of Logging on the West Coast
978-1-55017-072-6 · 1-55017-072-4 · 1992 · Hardback
CAD$44.95 · USD$44.95
A comprehensive history: from rough and tough handlogging to modern day helicopter and skyline logging. With generous oral histories and photographs old and new.
Book Cover Working in the Woods: A History of Logging on the West Coast
978-1-55017-763-3 · 1-55017-763-X · January 2017 · Paperback
CAD$47.95 · USD$47.95
A comprehensive history: from rough and tough handlogging to modern day helicopter and skyline logging. With generous oral histories and photographs old and new.