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    DescriptionCBC Vancouver's radio show "BC Almanac," not to be outdone by the parent corporation's nationwide search for the 100 Greatest Canadians of all time, called upon its listeners in 2004 to nominate the 100 Greatest British Columbians of all time. This cornucopia of West Coast characters collected and bound by BC Almanac's host Mark Forsythe and director Greg Dickson is the edifying and entertaining result. Divided into such categories as Crusaders and Reformers, Scientists and Innovators and Rogues and Rascals, the book throws new light on such well-established names as David Suzuki, Emily Carr and Terry Fox. Equally intriguing are the "wildcard candidates," including such little-known gems as the indomitable overlander Catherine Schubert and Fightin' Joe Martin, one of BC's shortest-lived premiers. Other highlights include Percy Williams, unlikely hero of the 1928 Olympics and pretender to the title of BC's greatest athlete; gold rush jack-of-all-trades C.D. Hoy, who overcame racism to leave a photographic legacy; Joseph Leopold Coyle of Aldermere, inventor of the egg carton; and Lucille Johnstone, the secretary who rose to CEO in the testosterone-laden towboat industry.

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    The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Forsythe, By (author) Greg Dickson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    ISBN 13: 9781550173680
    ISBN 10: 1550173685

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: GBCY
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBCB
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000, BIO006000, REF001000, HIS006000
    BISAC region code:
    DC22: 920.0711
    LC classification: CT296 .F67 2005
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 971.10099
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBCB
    Thema V1.0: GB, DNBH, NHK
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    Harbour Publishing
    Imprint name
    Harbour Publishing
    Publication date
    07 December 2005
    Review quote
    "It's probably one of the 10 greatest books published in B.C. this year." --Dave Obee, "Victoria Times-Colonist" "Attractive, entertaining and informative..." --Annie Boulanger, "Burnaby NOW" "Entertaining and enlightening..." --Ann Turner, "Canadian Book Review Annual "