Welcome to Harbour Publishing

Books of the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to Harbour Publishing

Books of the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to Harbour Publishing

Books of the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to Harbour Publishing

Books of the Pacific Northwest

About Harbour Publishing

An award-winning independent book publisher owned and operated by Howard and Mary White. Established in 1974 and based on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.

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Caroll Simpson tours Vancouver Island
Caroll Simpson tours Vancouver Island

Caroll Simpson, author of Alone in the Great Unknown: One Woman’s Remarkable Adventures in the Northwestern Wilderness (Harbour Publishing, $26.95) will be touring Vancouver this November and December

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Luschiim Arvid Charlie and Nancy J. Turner win the 2022 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
Luschiim Arvid Charlie and Nancy J. Turner win the 2022 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Luschiim Arvid Charlie and Nancy J. Turner have won the 2022 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for their book, Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicine 

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Amanda Swinimer finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Amanda Swinimer finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

Amanda Swinimer has been announced as a finalist for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for her book, The Science and Spirit of Seaweed: Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest.

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New releases from Harbour Publishing

The Wildest Hunt : True Stories of Game Wardens and Poachers
The Wildest Hunt : True Stories of Game Wardens and Poachers

The Wildest Hunt: True Stories of Game Wardens and Poachers

Randy Nelson

$24.95

Alone in the Great Unknown : One Woman’s Remarkable Adventures in the Northwestern Wilderness
Alone in the Great Unknown : One Woman’s Remarkable Adventures in the Northwestern Wilderness

Alone in the Great Unknown: One Woman’s Remarkable Adventures in the Northwestern Wilderness

Caroll Simpson

$26.95

Hollywood in the Klondike : Dawson City’s Great Film Find
Hollywood in the Klondike : Dawson City’s Great Film Find

Hollywood in the Klondike: Dawson City’s Great Film Find

Michael Gates

From $23.99

The Last Steam Railways : Volume 1: The People's Republic of China
The Last Steam Railways : Volume 1: The People's Republic of China

The Last Steam Railways: Volume 1: The People's Republic of China

Robert D. Turner

$79.95

British Columbia in the Balance : 1846–1871
British Columbia in the Balance : 1846–1871

British Columbia in the Balance: 1846–1871

Jean Barman

$36.95

Incredible Crossings : The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries That Connect British Columbia
Incredible Crossings : The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries That Connect British Columbia

Incredible Crossings: The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries That Connect British Columbia

Derek Hayes

$46.95

Dreams and Journeys
Dreams and Journeys

Dreams and Journeys

Frederick McDonald

$22.95

False Creek
False Creek

False Creek

Jane Munro

$19.95

Whelks to Whales : Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Newly Revised and expanded Third edition
Whelks to Whales : Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Newly Revised and expanded Third edition

Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Newly Revised and expanded Third edition

Rick M. Harbo

$28.95

Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast, Fourth Edition, 2022 : Including Princess Louisa Inlet & Jedediah Island
Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast, Fourth Edition, 2022 : Including Princess Louisa Inlet & Jedediah Island

Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast, Fourth Edition, 2022: Including Princess Louisa Inlet & Jedediah Island

Anne Yeadon-Jones, Laurence Yeadon-Jones

$49.95

The Quiet in Me : Poems
The Quiet in Me : Poems

The Quiet in Me: Poems

Lorna Crozier, Patrick Lane

$18.95

Never Say P*g : The Book of Sailors’ Superstitions
Never Say P*g : The Book of Sailors’ Superstitions

Never Say P*g: The Book of Sailors’ Superstitions

R. Bruce Macdonald

$22.95

Wilson Duff : Coming Back, a Life
Wilson Duff : Coming Back, a Life

Wilson Duff: Coming Back, a Life

Robin Fisher

$39.95

So You Girls Remember That : Memories of a Haida Elder
So You Girls Remember That : Memories of a Haida Elder

So You Girls Remember That: Memories of a Haida Elder

$22.95

Ben the Sea Lion
Ben the Sea Lion

Ben the Sea Lion

Roy Henry Vickers

$22.95

Return to Solitude : More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others
Return to Solitude : More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others

Grant Lawrence

$26.95

One Inch From Disaster
One Inch From Disaster

One Inch From Disaster

Kelly Randall Ricketts

$22.95

Wildlife for Idiots : And Other Animal Cartoons
Wildlife for Idiots : And Other Animal Cartoons

Wildlife for Idiots: And Other Animal Cartoons

Adrian Raeside

$16.95

Cambium Blue
Cambium Blue

Cambium Blue

Maureen Brownlee

$22.95

Forthcoming

Workboats for the World : The Robert Allan Story
Workboats for the World : The Robert Allan Story

Workboats for the World: The Robert Allan Story

$99.95

Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands : Revised Fifth Edition, 2023
Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands : Revised Fifth Edition, 2023

Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands: Revised Fifth Edition, 2023

Anne Yeadon-Jones, Laurence Yeadon-Jones

$49.95

The West Coast of Vancouver Island : Revised Third Edition, 2023
The West Coast of Vancouver Island : Revised Third Edition, 2023

The West Coast of Vancouver Island: Revised Third Edition, 2023

Anne Yeadon-Jones, Laurence Yeadon-Jones

$49.95

The Girl Who Loved the Birds
The Girl Who Loved the Birds

The Girl Who Loved the Birds

Elinor Atkins, Joseph Dandurand

$15.95

If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display
If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display

If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display

Nick Thran

$22.95

Old Gods
Old Gods

Old Gods

Conor Kerr

$19.95

The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California : Completely Revised and Expanded, 2023
The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California : Completely Revised and Expanded, 2023

The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California: Completely Revised and Expanded, 2023

J. Duane Sept

$32.95

The Ridge
The Ridge

The Ridge

Robert Bringhurst

$22.95

Snorkelling Adventures Around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands : The Ultimate Guide
Snorkelling Adventures Around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands : The Ultimate Guide

Snorkelling Adventures Around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands: The Ultimate Guide

Sara Ellison

$26.95

Sheltering in the Backrush : A History of Twin Islands
Sheltering in the Backrush : A History of Twin Islands

Sheltering in the Backrush: A History of Twin Islands

Jeanette Taylor

$26.95

the trick of staying and leaving
the trick of staying and leaving

the trick of staying and leaving

David Zieroth

$22.95

Exploring Vancouver : Ten Tours of the City and Its Buildings (Fifth Edition)
Exploring Vancouver : Ten Tours of the City and Its Buildings (Fifth Edition)

Exploring Vancouver: Ten Tours of the City and Its Buildings (Fifth Edition)

Harold Kalman, Robin Ward

$29.95

Sunset and Jericho : A Wakeland Novel
Sunset and Jericho : A Wakeland Novel

Sunset and Jericho: A Wakeland Novel

Sam Wiebe

$24.95

A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest : with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes
A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest : with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes

A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest: with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes

Philippa Joly

$24.95

Paradise for Cats : A Return to the Rainbow Bridge
Paradise for Cats : A Return to the Rainbow Bridge

Paradise for Cats: A Return to the Rainbow Bridge

Adrian Raeside

$19.95

The Science and Superpowers of Seaweed : A Guide for Kids
The Science and Superpowers of Seaweed : A Guide for Kids

The Science and Superpowers of Seaweed: A Guide for Kids

Amanda Swinimer

$24.95

Bramah’s Quest
Bramah’s Quest

Bramah’s Quest

Renée Sarojini Saklikar

$26.95

This Place Is Who We Are : Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands
This Place Is Who We Are : Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands

This Place Is Who We Are: Stories of Indigenous Leadership, Resilience, and Connection to Homelands

$39.95

Burr
Burr

Burr

Brooke Lockyer

$22.95

Decrim : How We Decriminalized Drugs in British Columbia
Decrim : How We Decriminalized Drugs in British Columbia

Decrim: How We Decriminalized Drugs in British Columbia

Kennedy Stewart

$24.95

Nightwood Editions

Standoff : Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It
Standoff : Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Bruce McIvor

$21.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 21
O Canada Crosswords Book 21

O Canada Crosswords Book 21

Barbara Olson, Gwen Sjogren

$16.95

Tranquility Lost : The Occupation of Tranquille and Battle for Community Care in BC
Tranquility Lost : The Occupation of Tranquille and Battle for Community Care in BC

Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille and Battle for Community Care in BC

Gary Steeves

$21.95

it was never going to be okay
it was never going to be okay

it was never going to be okay

jaye simpson

$18.95

Undoing Hours
Undoing Hours

Undoing Hours

Selina Boan

$18.95

The Pit
The Pit

The Pit

Tara Borin

$18.95

O Canada Crosswords, Book 20
O Canada Crosswords, Book 20

O Canada Crosswords, Book 20

Gwen Sjogren

$15.95

Notice
Notice

Notice

Dustin Cole

$21.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 14 : 100 All New Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 14 : 100 All New Crosswords

O Canada Crosswords Book 14: 100 All New Crosswords

Gwen Sjogren

$14.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 12 : 100 All New Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 12 : 100 All New Crosswords

O Canada Crosswords Book 12: 100 All New Crosswords

Gwen Sjogren

$14.95

Down at the Seaweed Cafe
Down at the Seaweed Cafe

Down at the Seaweed Cafe

$9.95

Using Power Well : Bob Williams and the Making of British Columbia
Using Power Well : Bob Williams and the Making of British Columbia

Using Power Well: Bob Williams and the Making of British Columbia

Benjamin Isitt, Bob Williams, Thomas Bevan

$22.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 1 : 115 Great Canadian Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 1 : 115 Great Canadian Crosswords

O Canada Crosswords Book 1: 115 Great Canadian Crosswords

Kathleen Hamilton

$14.95

What the Poets Are Doing
What the Poets Are Doing

What the Poets Are Doing

Rob Taylor

$22.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 22
O Canada Crosswords Book 22

O Canada Crosswords Book 22

Gwen Sjogren

$16.95

Body Count
Body Count

Body Count

Kyla Jamieson

$18.95

Shapeshifters
Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters

Délani Valin

$19.95

Creeland
Creeland

Creeland

Dallas Hunt

$18.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 5 : 50 Fantastic Giant Weekend Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 5 : 50 Fantastic Giant Weekend Crosswords

O Canada Crosswords Book 5: 50 Fantastic Giant Weekend Crosswords

Kathleen Hamilton

$14.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 16
O Canada Crosswords Book 16

O Canada Crosswords Book 16

Gwen Sjogren

$14.95

Recent Award Winners and Contenders

Avenue of Champions
Avenue of Champions

Avenue of Champions

Conor Kerr

$21.95

The Science and Spirit of Seaweed : Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest
The Science and Spirit of Seaweed : Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest

The Science and Spirit of Seaweed: Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest

Amanda Swinimer

$28.95

Possessing Meares Island : A Historian's Journey into the Past of Clayoquot Sound
Possessing Meares Island : A Historian's Journey into the Past of Clayoquot Sound

Possessing Meares Island: A Historian's Journey into the Past of Clayoquot Sound

Barry Gough

$36.95

The Sea Among Us : The Amazing Strait of Georgia
The Sea Among Us : The Amazing Strait of Georgia

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia

Gordon McFarlane, Richard Beamish

$34.95

Bramah and the Beggar Boy
Bramah and the Beggar Boy

Bramah and the Beggar Boy

Renée Sarojini Saklikar

$26.95

Luschiim’s Plants : Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines
Luschiim’s Plants : Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines

Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines

Luschiim Arvid Charlie, Nancy J. Turner

$29.95

A Is for Anemone : A First West Coast Alphabet
A Is for Anemone : A First West Coast Alphabet

A Is for Anemone: A First West Coast Alphabet

$14.95

Voices from the Skeena : An Illustrated Oral History
Voices from the Skeena : An Illustrated Oral History

Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History

Robert Budd, Roy Henry Vickers

$36.95

The Year of Broken Glass
The Year of Broken Glass

The Year of Broken Glass

Joe Denham

$24.95

The Peace in Peril : The Real Cost of the Site C Dam
The Peace in Peril : The Real Cost of the Site C Dam

The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam

$24.95

Step into Wilderness : A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley
Step into Wilderness : A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley

Step into Wilderness: A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley

$39.95

Marry & Burn
Marry & Burn

Marry & Burn

Rachel Rose

$18.95

it was never going to be okay
it was never going to be okay

it was never going to be okay

jaye simpson

$18.95

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?
How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Doretta Lau

$19.95

Fresh Pack of Smokes
Fresh Pack of Smokes

Fresh Pack of Smokes

Cassandra Blanchard

$18.95

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak
Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak

Robert Budd, Roy Henry Vickers

$12.95

The East Side of It All
The East Side of It All

The East Side of It All

Joseph Dandurand

$19.95

Pluviophile
Pluviophile

Pluviophile

Yusuf Saadi

$18.95

Website Bestsellers

Here on the Coast : Reflections from the Rainbelt
Here on the Coast : Reflections from the Rainbelt

Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt

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Standoff : Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It
Standoff : Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Bruce McIvor

$21.95

The Bushman’s Lair : On the Trail of the Fugitive of the Shuswap
The Bushman’s Lair : On the Trail of the Fugitive of the Shuswap

The Bushman’s Lair: On the Trail of the Fugitive of the Shuswap

Paul McKendrick

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A Is for Anemone : A First West Coast Alphabet
A Is for Anemone : A First West Coast Alphabet

A Is for Anemone: A First West Coast Alphabet

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Bramah and the Beggar Boy
Bramah and the Beggar Boy

Bramah and the Beggar Boy

Renée Sarojini Saklikar

$26.95

Undoing Hours
Undoing Hours

Undoing Hours

Selina Boan

$18.95

The Pit
The Pit

The Pit

Tara Borin

$18.95

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak
Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak

Robert Budd, Roy Henry Vickers

$12.95

A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Daniel Winkler

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British Columbia in Flames : Stories from a Blazing Summer
British Columbia in Flames : Stories from a Blazing Summer

British Columbia in Flames: Stories from a Blazing Summer

Claudia Cornwall

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The New Beachcomber's Guide to the Pacific Northwest : Completely Revised and Expanded 2019
The New Beachcomber's Guide to the Pacific Northwest : Completely Revised and Expanded 2019

The New Beachcomber's Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Completely Revised and Expanded 2019

J. Duane Sept

$32.95

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The Sea Among Us : The Amazing Strait of Georgia
The Sea Among Us : The Amazing Strait of Georgia

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia

Gordon McFarlane, Richard Beamish

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Step into Wilderness : A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley
Step into Wilderness : A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley

Step into Wilderness: A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley

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Raincoast Chronicles 24 : Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs
Raincoast Chronicles 24 : Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs

Raincoast Chronicles 24: Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs

Judith Williams, Raincoast Chronicles

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The Promise of Paradise : Utopian Communities in British Columbia
The Promise of Paradise : Utopian Communities in British Columbia

The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia

Andrew Scott

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Enchanted Isles : The Southern Gulf Islands
Enchanted Isles : The Southern Gulf Islands

Enchanted Isles: The Southern Gulf Islands

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The Sunshine Coast : From Gibsons to Powell River, 2nd Edition
The Sunshine Coast : From Gibsons to Powell River, 2nd Edition

The Sunshine Coast: From Gibsons to Powell River, 2nd Edition

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The Shores We Call Home : The Art of Carol Evans
The Shores We Call Home : The Art of Carol Evans

The Shores We Call Home: The Art of Carol Evans

Carol Evans

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The Royal Fjord : Memories of Jervis Inlet
The Royal Fjord : Memories of Jervis Inlet

The Royal Fjord: Memories of Jervis Inlet

Ray Phillips

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Stanley Park's Secret : The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point
Stanley Park's Secret : The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point

Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point

Jean Barman

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The Lost Coast : Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture
The Lost Coast : Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture

The Lost Coast: Salmon, Memory and the Death of Wild Culture

Tim Bowling

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Only in Whistler : Tales of a Mountain Town
Only in Whistler : Tales of a Mountain Town

Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town

Stephen Vogler

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Juan de Fuca's Strait : Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams
Juan de Fuca's Strait : Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams

Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams

Barry Gough

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Dreamers and Designers : The Shaping of West Vancouver
Dreamers and Designers : The Shaping of West Vancouver

Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

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Diary of a Wilderness Dweller
Diary of a Wilderness Dweller

Diary of a Wilderness Dweller

Chris Czajkowski

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Crossing Home Ground : A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia
Crossing Home Ground : A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia

Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia

David Pitt-Brooke

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Beyond the Chilcotin : On the Home Ranch with Pan Phillips
Beyond the Chilcotin : On the Home Ranch with Pan Phillips

Beyond the Chilcotin: On the Home Ranch with Pan Phillips

Diana Phillips

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Adventures in Solitude : What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound
Adventures in Solitude : What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

Grant Lawrence

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Luschiim’s Plants : Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines
Luschiim’s Plants : Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines

Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials and Medicines

Luschiim Arvid Charlie, Nancy J. Turner

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Here on the Coast : Reflections from the Rainbelt
Here on the Coast : Reflections from the Rainbelt

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