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Nature Forests & Rainforests

Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters

The History of Logging in BC's Interior

by (author) Ken Drushka

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 1998
Forests & Rainforests, General, Labor
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1998
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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The first complete history of logging in BC's interior documents the characters, companies and innovations that have helped make BC a world leader in the forest products industry. This large-format book includes more than 200 historical photographs and scores of oral histories from the loggers, millworkers and policy-makers who made the industry what it is.

About the author

Ken Drushka worked as a journalist before spending sixteen years as a logger, silvicultural contractor and the operator of a custom sawmill. His work has been published in numerous periodicals, including Equity, Business in Vancouver, BC Report and Truck Logger. Drushka's books include the BC bestsellers Working in the Woods and Stumped: The Forest Industry in Transistion, Against Wind and Weather, Tie Hackers to Timber Harvesters and HR: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan, which won the 1996 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional BC Book Prize. He was also co-author of Three Men and a Forester (with Ian Mahood). Drushka passed away at the age of 63 in 2004.

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