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From Hudson's Bay outpost to gold rush fever and coal and lumber barons to political scandals Island-style to the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon and profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie and the Dunsmuir clan, no book is more comprehensive than the Vancouver Island Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well-known Islanders weigh in on their favorite things about Vancouver Island. From politics to the country's best weather to the origins behind place names, Island slang, serial killers and the First People...it's all here!
About the Author
Peter Grant was born on Vancouver Island -unlike most everybody he has met there since. He is the author of 7 books about the Island and has travelled the length and breadth of the islands by kayak, rowboat, bicycle, cross-country-skis, on foot, in airplanes and helicopters, on freighters, whalers, sloops, Zodiacs and a converted logging tug, in railway Budd cars and pickup trucks, slept in canvas tents, cabins, yurts and on the CPR night boat. Whether writing on assignment or just to see for himself, Peter has spent much of his life visiting the amazing, remarkable, in-your-face or downright strange places and people that abound on these islands.