"My father fucked off the morning I turned five," begins Bill Richardson's take on the Georgia Straight's annual Christmas story. Before the end, we meet the world's dirtiest woman in her double-wide, an angelic chorister whose voice never changes, and a mysterious observer with a Moleskine...
Peter and Rosemary, both from England, met at the University of British Columbia in 1960. They soon married, and both went on to work as professors of evolutionary biology at Princeton University. Now both 71, the Grants are among the most successful and important collaborations in the history of science. The Grants have produced a body of scientific research that is so exhaustive, so exacting and thorough, that many ornithologists fear it will never be replicated. The object of the Grants’ obsessions are Galápagos finches. These are the birds so closely associated with Darwin that they’re commonly called Darwin’s finches.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.