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Heart of the Raincoast: A Life Story
     

Heart of the Raincoast: A Life Story

by Alexandra Morton, Billy Proctor
 

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Originally published in 1998, this updated edition has a brand-new cover and interior design, with a new foreword by Alexandra Morton.

Billy Proctor was born in 1934 and has spent his entire life in a remote coastal community called Echo Bay, BC on an island off northern Vancouver Island. Proctor has always done the time-honoured work of generations of upcoast

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Originally published in 1998, this updated edition has a brand-new cover and interior design, with a new foreword by Alexandra Morton.

Billy Proctor was born in 1934 and has spent his entire life in a remote coastal community called Echo Bay, BC on an island off northern Vancouver Island. Proctor has always done the time-honoured work of generations of upcoast men—hand-logging, fishing, clam digging, repairing boats, beachcombing.

But Billy eventually began to notice that the thriving runs of Pacific salmon, oolichans, and herring that he remembers from his early years were vanishing—some to near extinction—and he understood that it was time to take action.

Heart of the Raincoast is the fascinating story of Billy Proctor’s life, and the wealth of knowledge and understanding that can only be gained from living in such close proximity to nature. The writing is funny, touching and honest—and offers an engaging insider’s view not only of the salmon, whales, eagles and independent people who populate Canada’s wild and lovely coastal rainforest, but on what we need to do to keep it as nature intended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920663615
Publisher:
TouchWood Editions
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Alex Morton is a scientist, researcher who lives and works in Echo Bay, BC. She has dedicated her life to protecting her home from salmon farms.

Billy Proctor, now in his 80s, runs a museum and a bookshop in Echo Bay, BC where he shares his love of the ocean and forest with any who pass through.

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