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Against Wind and Weather: The History of Towboating in British Columbia

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75203171

ISBN: 088894327X

Condition: Very Good


088894327X 258 pages including index. "The blend of anecdote, humour and hard information brings to life the history of men and ships along the British Columbia coast. Every turn of the story is accompanied by superb photographs - over 150 from a wide range of private and public sources." - from dust jacket. Remnant of prior owner's address label atop decorated front free endpaper else clean and unmarked. Light wear overall. Binding solid. Very nice copy. View more info

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In the Bight: The BC Forest Industry Today

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 121A5492

ISBN: 1550171615

Condition: Fine


1550171615 304 pages. "Drushka describes the forests of BC, explains how they are administered and traces the development of the forest industry from the first handloggers of the 1860s to the high-tech multinational operations of today." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. View more info

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H.R.: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 713A3982

ISBN: 1550171291

Condition: Fine


1550171291 416 pages including index. "Macmillan was a prominent and influential man, always forthcoming on matters of principle. But he was also very reserved, private and complicated. Drushka's portrait of him, compiled over years of reading through the public record and working closely with MacMillan's family and business associates, is a respectful but clear-eyed look at the real H.R.: the ardent conservationist who was also a ruthless business tycoon; the shy, retiring gentleman who was also described as an "elemental force of nature:' the strait-laced businessman who had a lif... View more info

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Working in the Woods: A History of Logging on the West Coast

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 327C5598

ISBN: 1550170724

Condition: Good


1550170724 304 pages. Signed by author upon title page. Index. Extensive list of oral history sources. A superb reference abundantly illustrated with black and white archival photographs. Chapters include: The Coastal Forest; Beginnings; Early Steam Power; Yarding Them Out; The Railway Era; The Birth of Truck Logging; Final Mechanization; Postwar Conversions; Modern Logging. Appendix - B.C. Coastal Log Production. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper and half-title page else unmarked. Average wear to book. Light wear to handsome dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy ne... View more info

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Against Wind and Weather: The History of Towboating in British Columbia

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 318C6631

ISBN: 088894327X

Condition: Very Good


088894327X Signed by author upon title page. 258 pages. Index. Archival black and white illustrations. Endpapers decorated with detailed schematic diagram of a large B.C. Tug. "Towboats, the workhourses of international shipping, have special significance along North Amnerica's northwest coast. The rich though often inaccessible resources there have given rise to one of the most innovative and important towboat industries in the world. This book is a history of that industry, and of its growth from the first steam tugs of the late 19th century to the sturdy and efficient diesel tugs... View more info

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Working in the Woods: A History of Logging on the West Coast

By: Drushka, Ken

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 327G1390

ISBN: 1550170724

Condition: Fine


1550170724 304 pages. Index. Extensive list of oral history sources. A superb reference abundantly illustrated with black and white archival photographs. Chapters include: The Coastal Forest; Beginnings; Early Steam Power; Yarding Them Out; The Railway Era; The Birth of Truck Logging; Final Mechanization; Postwar Conversions; Modern Logging. Appendix - B.C. Coastal Log Production. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. Gift quality. View more info

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Tracks in the Forest: The Evolution of Logging Machinery

By: Drushka, Ken; Orushka, Ken; Konttinen, Hannu

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Finland, Timberjack Group: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 762G2177

ISBN: 9529086164

Condition: Fair


9529086164 254 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with two-hundred colour and black and white photographs. Printed on glossy stock. "This detailed historical account of the evolution of mechanized logging equipment describes how a special breed of inventive people, in various parts of the workd, designed and build the tools needed to haul timber from the forest... The most comprehensive history of the global logging industry ever written." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. A sound reference copy. View more info

Three Men and a Forester

By: Mahood, Ian; Drushka, Ken

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41302267

ISBN: 1550170163

Condition: Very Good


1550170163 240 pages including index. Through colourful anecdotes, documented reports and personal remembrances, Ian Mahood tells of the birth and eventual death of forest management in British Columbia. Gift greetings and discard stamp upon front endpaper else book clean and unmarked with light wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket. Solid copy. View more info