New Book by Dan Francis on History of the BC Coast

29 11 2009

Skidegate Inlet, British Columbia

The Canadian historian Daniel Francis is working on a new history of coastal BC. He is the process of posting chapters from the book on his blog. The introduction and chapter one are now online.

Here is Francis’s announcement re the blog:
“For some time I’ve been working on a new history of coastal BC, a narrative account synthesizing for the general reader the vast amount of information that’s been published about this part of the world. Eventually the history will be published as a book. In the meantime, a brave new world of digital publishing seems to have arrived. Thinking to be part of it, I’ve decided to serialize my history (titled Where Mountains Meet the Sea: a history of coastal British Columbia) online on the blog.
I launched the project on Sunday (Nov.15) by posting the book’s Introduction. Every Sunday from now until completion I will post several hundred more words. Like all the other blog entries at KnowBC, Where Mountains Meet the Sea will be fully searchable, interactive and open to everyone without passwords or credit cards. I look forward to reading your comments.

Please accept this invitation to visit us and become a regular reader as the history of the BC coast unfolds.”

You can read more about Francis here and here.