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British Columbia by the Road : Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape (Reprint) (Paperback)

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In British Columbia by the Road, Ben Bradley takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the history of roads, highways, and motoring in British Columbia’s Interior, a remote landscape composed of plateaus and interlocking valleys, soaring mountains and treacherous passes. Challenging the idea that the automobile offered travelers the freedom of the road and a view of unadulterated nature, Bradley shows that boosters, businessmen, conservationists, and public servants manipulated what drivers and passengers could and should view from the comfort of their vehicles. Although cars and roads promised freedom, they offered drivers a curated view of the landscape that shaped the province’s image in the eyes of residents and visitors alike.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: History, Transportation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Ben Bradley
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2018
TCIN: 53419341
UPC: 9780774834193
Item Number (DPCI): 248-67-2244
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