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New Encyclopedia on the BC Coast garners praise from the Victoria Times Colonist


Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Author Andrew Scott's landmark work, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia was recently reviewed by the Times Colonist. The review calls the encyclopedia “…one of the most important books about British Columbia published this century."

The review, written by Dave Obee, goes on to say, “This encyclopedia is not a boring recitation of place names and their origins. Scott goes much deeper than that, spinning stories about the places, the people whose names are on our maps, and the times. It makes for fascinating reading, and it will be used as a key reference for years to come—if not decades.”

To find the full text of the review visit the Times Colonist website.

Andrew Scott is a veteran journalist who has published some 1,000 articles as well as having edited and produced several substantial magazines himself. His specialization is in BC postal history, which gave him a longstanding fascination with the province’s less-known nooks and crannies. He has written five previous books including the award-winning Painter, Paddler: The Art and Adventures of Stewart Marshall and Secret Coastline: Journeys and Discoveries Along BC’s Shores. He has written articles for publications such as Discovery, Western Living, Pacific Yachting, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times Colonist and the Georgia Straight. He was also a contributing editor, subject consultant and writer for the Encyclopedia of British Columbia. A keen hiker, conservationist, traveller, historian and naturalist, Andrew lives in Sechelt, BC.