Now you know Canada : 150 years of fascinating facts /
Doug Lennox.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, 2017.
description
206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1459739426 (softcover), 9781459739420 (softcover)
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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn, 2017.
isbn
1459739426 (softcover)
9781459739420 (softcover)
contents note
O Canada -- Policy-makers and ground-breakers -- Rebellions -- Canada at war -- Heroes and legends -- Prodigies of science, invention, and medicine -- Canadian disasters -- Intrepid explorers -- Entertain me -- The old ball game -- Gridiron history -- Canada's game -- The beautiful game ... now in Canada -- Scoops on Canadian hoops -- Canada's other national game -- Rocks and rolls -- Making a splash -- Olympic feats -- More champions of Canadian sport -- Afterword -- Question and feature list.
abstract
"Just in time for Canada's 150th birthday is this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history, famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between. In these pages, you'll learn the answers to questions like: Where did the word "Canuck" come from? How did an aristocratic French girl become a Canadian Robinson Crusoe? Why do Canadian engineers wear iron rings? What famous explorer played hockey in the Arctic? Who was the first Black woman elected to Canada's Parliament? What unlikely team beat Canada for the gold medal for hockey in the 1936 Winter Olympics? How did the Halifax Explosion occur?"--
catalogue key
11231197
 
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