May 15, Times-Colonist book sale

Yet another fine day at the Times-Colonist book sale, proving again how much can be accomplished in a limited amount of time, this year for a total of $84:
  • ed. Ian G. Barto, Western Man and Environmental Ethics
  • Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity
  • BBC Natural History Unit, Wildlife Through the Camera (eco-porn! eco-porn!)
  • Thomas Berry, The Great Work: Our Way into the Future
  • Daniel Botkin, Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-First Century
  • Kathryn Bridge, A Passion for Mountains: The Lives of Don and Phyllis Munday
  • ed. David Brower, Grand Canyon of the Living Colorado (another early Sierra Club coffee-table book)
  • Gerry Burch & John Parminter, Frederick Davison Mulholland, P.Eng, BCRF: The Father of Sustained Yield Forestry in British Columbia (catchy title, boys)
  • Capt. H.L. Cadieux & Garth Griffiths, Dogwood Fleet: The Story of the British Columbia Ferry Authority from 1958 (very earnest stuff)
  • Canadian Literature no.124-125 (spring-summer, 1990): “Native Writers & Canadian Literature”
  • Canon, Wildlife as Canon Sees It: A Photographic Heritage for All Generations (yep, more eco-porn, but from National Geographic rather than the BBC)
  • Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
  • Donovan Clemson, Backroad Adventures through Interior British Columbia (an absolute classic)
  • ed. Elroy Deimert, The Boreal Factor (an unusual-seeming anthology, including stories from Lee Maracle and Thomas Wharton)
  • ed. Bill Devall, Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry (a recent and very large format coffee-table book from the Sierra Club)
  • William O. Douglas, My Wilderness: East to Katahdin
  • ed. M.A. Fenger, E.H. Miller, J.F. Johnson, & E.J.R. Williams, Our Living Legacy: Proceedings of a Symposium on Biological Diversity (form the Royal BC Museum, bless 'em)
  • ed. Gary Geddes, Skookum Wawa: Writings of the Canadian Northwest (two copies, because that's how useful it is)
  • Terry Glavin, Nemiah: The Unconquered Country
  • Herb Hammond, Seeing the Forest among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use
  • William Hillen, Blackwater River (because I think it's where Ken Belford used to live)
  • Thomas Kohnstamm, Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?: A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism
  • Theodora Kroeber, Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
  • sel. John Lane & Maya Kumar Mitchell, Only Connect: Soil, Soul, Society: The Best of Resurgence Magazine, 1990-1999
  • ed. Andrea Pinto Lebowitz, Living in Harmony: Nature Writing by Women in Canada
  • Ken Liddell, This Is British Columbia
  • Ruth Loomis with Merv Wilkinson, Wildwood: A Forest for the Future
  • Ian MacAskie, The Long Beaches: A Voyage in Search of the North Pacific Fur Seal
  • Mary Midgley, Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature
  • ed. Allan Murray, Our Wildlife Heritage: 100 Years of Wildlife Management (love the ownership in the phrasing)
  • David W. Orr, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect
  • Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats
  • Jan Peterson, Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Park)
  • Jay Ruzesky, Blue Himalayan Poppies
  • Greg Sarris, Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts
  • Keith Thomas, Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England, 1500-1800
  • Margaret Thompson, Adrift on the Ark: Our Connection to the Natural World
  • Patricia Van Tighem, The Bear’s Embrace: A True Story of Surviving a Grizzly Bear Attack (whoa, and also ouch)
  • Joan Ward-Harris, More than Meets the Eye: The Life and Lore of Western Wildflowers
A few copies to give away, a few more purely for classroom purposes, but all cheerfully taken on!


Anonymous said…
Some wonderful finds, Richard! I was in Victoria over the weekend and was tempted. Your list is almost as good as being there.
Theresa K.
naomi said…
Yeah, I walked away with a fair load myself! Actually, we ended up with a few of the same finds.
richard said…
I'm always up for a cup of tea, Theresa, and you would have enjoyed the sale. No lineup by the time I got there.

Good on you for the finds, Naomi. Mine were better than yours, though. :-)
naomi said…
*sigh* Conceded, though the sheer volume might have helped there.
richard said…
Don't give up so easily, Naomi! I have no idea what you picked up -- tell me lies, if you have to
naomi said…
Ever the impeccable role model... :P
Anonymous said…
There are a few titles here which I've read and loved -- the Joan Ward-Harris, for instance, which has such delicate paintings of favourite plants. (I remember listening to her talk about botany many years ago and she was kind of off-putting but the book is generous and warm, esp. in its direct explication of taxonomy). The Bear's Embrace is harrowing and all the more so for knowing that the note of optimism on which it ended was not long-lived. And can I really be remembering the launch for Skookum Wawa at Ivy's Bookshop all those years ago? The wine in tea-cups, the crowded room, the incredible sense of pride in hearing our place so lovingly and beautifully commemorated? So many of the writers who were there that evening have passed away -- alas.
Theresa K. (who dates herself with this posting, I suspect)

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