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British Columbia by the road : car culture and the making of a modern landscape

Author: Ben Bradley
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In British Columbia by the Road, Ben Bradley takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the history of roads, highways, and motoring in British Columbia's Interior, a remote landscape composed of plateaus and interlocking valleys, soaring mountains and treacherous passes. Challenging the idea that the automobile offered travellers the freedom of the road and a view of unadulterated nature, Bradley shows that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Bradley, Ben, 1975-
British Columbia by the road.
(CaOONL)20179013297
Print version:
Bradley, Ben, 1975-
British Columbia by the road.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017385347
(OCoLC)974528230
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bradley
ISBN: 9780774834209 077483420X
OCLC Number: 1031260878
Awards: Winner of Lieutenant Governor's Medal, Historical Writing Awards, BC Historical Foundation 2017 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: automobility and the making of new kinds of experience --
Route A: a drive through nature --
1. Toward a park in the Cascade Mountains --
2. Behind the scenery in Manning Park --
3. The politics of roads and parks in the Big Bend country --
4. The failure of Hamber Park and the Big Bend highway --
Route B: paths to the past --
5. Tracing the route of the Cariboo Wagon Road --
6. Changing times and crisis amidst prosperity --
7. On the road for the 1958 Centennial --
8. Mixed fortunes in the BC Old Rush --
Conclusion: looking back on British Columbia by the road.
Other Titles: Car culture and the making of a modern landscape
Responsibility: Ben Bradley.
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