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1 HAIG-BROWN, Roderick British Columbia Natural Resources Conference REID, Robert Living Land : An Account of the Natural Resources of British Columbia. First Edition in dustjacket, with map
Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1961, 
HAIG-BROWN, Roderick. The Living Land : An Account of the Natural Resourcesof British Columbia. Produced by The British Columbia Natural Resources Co nference. Toronto: "Published by The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited", 1961. First Edition. Pp. (12),[13]-269,(3) with 30"x30" map in pocket at rear. With 24 pages of four-colour illustrations by Robert Reid in addition to many in-text drawings. 4to, tan cloth, dark green lettering to spine. Robert Bruce Cave, Roderick Haig-Brown: A Descriptive Bibliography, A157. "A British Columbia writer of international reputation here presents a popular account of the natural resaources of his province, their use and management. Although The Living Land is intended primarily for British Columbians it will appeal to anyone, anywhere, interested in the increasingly important subject of conservation. The British Columbia Natural Resources Conference is the producer of The Living Land; they commissioned Roderick Haig-Brown towrite it and Robert R. Reid to design it and to asemble its illustrations. The Conference, now completing its fourteenth year, is an independent, non -profit organization devoted to objective study of the natural resources ofBritish Columbia; its membership is drawn from university, government at a ll levels, and industry, both labour and management. Robert Haig-Brown of Campbell River, B.C., has based his account largely on the Transactions of the Conference containing the papers and discussions offered at the annual Conference sessions. He has suceeded admirably in rendering a vast mass of technical material into a book designed to be read rather than studied; its purpose, "to give the ordinary man and woman a clear idea of the resources themselves, their interrelationships and the difficulties and responsibilities that proper use and management entail". Following preliminary chapters on conversation generally, on the physical features of the province and itsclimate, all resources are fully treated: soil, water, forestry, agricultu re, energy, fisheries, mining, recreation, wildlife and perhaps most important of all the epeople themselves." (from the dj). Contents : I. The Frame of the Land : a brief history to begin; conservation defined; physical features. II. Basic Resources : soil resources; water and climate. III. Forest Resources : the forests; harvesting and using wood; managing the forests. IV. Agriculture : the extent of the resource; use of the resource. V. Energy: the fossil fuels; water-power resources; integration of energy. VI. Comm ercial Fisheries : general inventory; the salmons; salmon management. VII. Mining : mineral resources; extraction and use of minerals. VIII. Recreation : recreation: general; parks and recreational land; wildlife; game-fish. IX. Some Incidental Matters : the pollution story; transportation. X. People : aboriginal stock; immigrant stock; resources - the end product. Previous owner's name inked to ffep, else very good, with small tape repair to chip along top edge of lightly sunned dustjacket. 60.00

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