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Furrows in the Sky
Furrows in the Sky

Furrows in the Sky

The Adventures of Gerry Andrews


240 Pages, 5.98 x 8.98

Formats: Trade Paper, ePub, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780772665225

Rights: WOR X CA

Royal British Columbia Museum (Apr 2012)
The Royal British Columbia Museum

Price: $14.95


Gerry Andrews (1903–2005) had many adventures in his 102 years. He was a rural school teacher, a forester, a soldier and a surveyor. His developments in aerial photography dramatically changed forestry in BC in the late 1930s and assisted the Allies in the D-Day landings. As BC's surveyor-general from 1951 to 1968, he supervised the mapping of the province's large construction projects, often using aerial photography. He referred to the process of mapping the landscape in an airplane as "ploughing photographic furrows up and down the sky at 16,000 feet".

Author Biography

Jay Sherwood, a historian and former surveyor, is the author of several books about Frank Swannell, including Surveying Northern British Columbia (a 2005 BC Book Prize finalist) and Surveying Central British Columbia (second-prize winner in the 2007 BC Historical Federation Writing Competition). He lives in Vancouver, where he works as a teacher-librarian.

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