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Harbour Publishing's Fall Books Preview - Part 2!

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:32pm

Harbour Publishing is excited to bring readers a selection of books that celebrate not only the stunning area we live in, but those who work to protect and to educate others about the richness and importance of the Pacific Northwest and its inhabitants.

This summer, we once again experienced devastating wildfires in BC’s interior, a phenomenon that many of us on the west coast are lucky enough to remain sheltered from. In Chasing Smoke, firefighter Aaron Williams describes his experience on the front lines of BC’s valiant efforts to battle these fires, from the grueling training to the sixteen-hour days spent in constant danger, plagued by heavy smoke, falling trees and physical exhaustion.

In Raven Walks Around the World, another memoir coming this October, Thom Henley describes his years wandering throughout the northwest coast before arriving in Haida Gwaii, where Haida Elders affirmed that they had been expecting him. Henley collaborated with Haida Elders in the creation of the Gwaii Haanas National Park and later co-founded the Rediscovery wilderness education program for youth.

In September, Howard Macdonald Stewart’s Views of the Salish Sea delivers a fascinating and multi-faceted portrait of the Salish Sea. Interweaving geography, biology, history and economics, this is a deft examination spanning a century and a half of one of the country’s richest and most diverse regions.

For those eager to explore outside of the cozy pages of books, Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones have updated Volume 6 of their Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide series, navigating the West Coast of Vancouver Island for avid boaters looking for adventure. Find this guide in stores in October.

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