Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters: The History of Logging in British Columbia's Interior

Description

240 pages
Contains Photos, Maps, Bibliography, Index
$44.95
ISBN 1-55017-189-5
DDC 634.9'8'09711

Author

Publisher

Year

1998

Contributor

Reviewed by Leila I. Wallenius

Leila I. Wallenius is a reference librarian in the J.N. Desmarais
Library at Laurentiana University.

Review

Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters presents an overview of the complex
history of the forestry industry in British Columbia’s interior from
the 1850s to the present. The book, which is generously illustrated with
black-and-white photographs, considers the forestry industry in terms of
both political and social-policy issues and presents information that
may surprise some readers (for example, the lumber trade of the B.C.
interior is dominated by many companies instead of just a few). There
are revealing anecdotal pieces scattered throughout the book, which is
recommended for those interested in the development of the forestry
industry; one hopes that Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters will inspire
others to write more detailed accounts of the industry’s various
facets.

Citation

Drushka, Ken., “Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters: The History of Logging in British Columbia's Interior,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2012.