Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast

Heritage House Publishing Co
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A rich and diverse tapestry weaving together the many voices, narratives, skills, and talents of women up and down the coastal Pacific Northwest who devote their lives and careers to the sea.

Beckoned by the Sea celebrates coastal women from northern BC to northern California who work on or with the sea. The twenty-four women featured in this inspiring and fascinating book represent a variety of industries—from conservation, commercial fishing, and marine biology to safety and rescue, tourism, and the arts.

Weaving together elements of social history, culture, geography, and environmentalism, author Sylvia Taylor draws on in-depth interviews, meticulous research, and her own experience as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat. Beckoned by the Sea investigates the myriad ways in which women have contributed to the marine industries that sustain the people and shape the culture of North America’s west coast—and reveals how the sea itself has touched the lives of these women by giving them not just a livelihood but an infinite source of inspiration and personal fulfillment.

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About the author

Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning author, editor, and educator. In addition to her first book, The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast, she has published over four hundred articles and literary pieces in various publications. Taylor currently sits on the board of the Arts Council of Surrey and is a past president and former executive director of the Federation of BC Writers. She teaches writing-related programs and has served on the jury of numerous literary competitions, including the 2013 BC Book Awards in Creative Non-fiction. She lives in Greater Vancouver, BC.

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Publisher
Heritage House Publishing Co
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Published on
Jun 7, 2017
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781772031805
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Women in Business
Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
Social Science / Women's Studies
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