This fall, Harbour looks forward to publishing unique voices and stories from British Columbia.
In Becoming Vancouver, award-winning historian Daniel Francis brings forward a new and comprehensive perspective on the history of this coastal metropolis. Francis explores the communities, events, and individuals who have all left an imprint on the essence of the city, beginning with the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, to the devastation of Japantown during the WWII internment of Japanese Canadians, all the way to the issues of growth, development and housing that shapes the city today.
Another award-winning author and historian, Barry Gough, provides an account that links early maritime history, Indigenous land rights and modern environmental advocacy in Possessing Meares Island. Gough provides a rich historical context that allows us to understand how the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s modern plan to protect and preserve the forested land is rooted in a complex history of land ownership.
In Haunting British Columbia, broadcaster Mike McCardell, one of BC’s favourite storytellers, narrates historical events that have shaped the province in the humorous tone that audiences have come to know and love.
Vickie Jensen explores the origins of BC’s booming ocean technology sector in Deep, Dark & Dangerous. She traces its development from a pair of resourceful hard-hat divers determined to invent their own deep sea robotic technology in the 1960s, to the modern innovations that give BC its reputation for being a leader in the undersea robotics field.
Another title for those curious about the marvels under the sea is Amanda Swinimer’s The Science and Spirit of Seaweed. Swinimer, a renowned seaweed harvester, shares her knowledge and passion for environmentally conscious seaweed harvesting in the Pacific Northwest. Dive into these pages to learn everything you could ever want to know about these marine plants--their biology, evidence-based health benefits, traditional uses, culinary applications, and much more!
Shifting our focus to plants on land, Cowichan tribe elder Dr. Luschiim Arvid Charlie and ethnobiologist Dr. Nancy J. Turner come together to document Hul’q’umi’num’ traditional knowledge in Luschiim’s Plants. This collection outlines the traditional and cultural usage of over 140 plants on the West Coast while preserving the Hul’q’umi’num’ language and ways of knowing for generations to come.
From bestselling cartoonist Adrian Raeside comes another quirky title--The World According to Dogs. We are finally able to get insight into what it means when our beloved pets beg, stare and bark at us owners! Illustrated with over 100 hilarious cartoons to help us understand the canine consciousness, this book will have you howling with laughter!
Stay tuned for news about more of our exciting releases!