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Contains thousands of articles, historic photographs, statistics, maps, diagrams, and audio/video clips about British Columbia and British Columbians in the Encyclopedia of BC.

The site also features 5 other works about BC history, biology and people: The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia, Far West: The Story of British Columbia, and Where Mountains Meet the Sea: The History of Coastal British Columbia

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