Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: For most of the 20th century, life in British Columbia's remote coastal towns was rough, raw and often dangerous, but it was still the golden age of the West Coast fishery. If you were smart, tough and lucky enough to find a big run, roll with the weather and stay afloat, there was good money to be made on the boats--money enough to raise a family, buy a house, maybe put down a deposit on a bigger boat.
There was also steady, if lower-paid, work ashore in the cannery towns such as Alert Bay, Namu and Ceepeecee that sprouted like mushrooms along the coast. Whites, Chinese, Japanese and Natives worked hard, played rough and shaped a unique West Coast culture.
In the 21st century, however, that way of life is on the wane. The advent of refrigerated packers put small-town canneries out of business. Then salmon stocks began to drop, and Ottawa started buying back fish boats to shrink the fleet.
High Boats is a celebration of--and an elegy for--that golden age. Through careful research, a priceless personal trove of photographs and sharp, earthy prose, Pat Wastell Norris wraps the history of coastal settlements around the lives of two veteran fishermen taking their boat for one last trip. When speaking through these characters, or guiding the reader around her childhood haunts in Alert Bay, Norris paints word pictures so vivid you can almost feel the gillnetters roll and smell the bull kelp.
Über den Autor: Pat Wastell Norris was carried aboard her father's tugboat before she could walk, and has been addicted to salt air ever since. The author of Time and Tide: A History of Telegraph Cove, (Raincoast Chronicles 16) the bestselling High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys and High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered, Norris now lives in Vancouver BC.
Titel: High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1550172891I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2632491318
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2642927987
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2726017003
Buchbeschreibung Harbour. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2729696770
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 2003. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Canadian. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94017170
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. First Canadian. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94448674
Buchbeschreibung Harbour, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1550172891
Buchbeschreibung Harbour Pub Co, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & very nice copy, hint of edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 793148n
Buchbeschreibung Harbour Publishing, 2003. HARDCOVER Oceanography-Fisheries . USED, Standard. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17978155017289800