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A History of Canada in Ten Maps

by Adam Shoalts
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: History
Pages: 384 pages
ISBN 13: 0143194003
ISBN 10: 9780143194002
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : A History of Canada in Ten Maps written by Adam Shoalts, published by Penguin which was released on 2017-10-10. Download A History of Canada in Ten Maps Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Combining storytelling, cartography, geography, archaeology and of course history, this book shows us Canada in a way we've never seen it before. -- Winner of the 2018 Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction The sweeping, epic story of the mysterious land that came to be called “Canada” like it’s never been told before. Every map tells a story. And every map has a purpose--it invites us to go somewhere we've never been. It’s an account of what we know, but also a trace of what we long for. Ten Maps conjures the world as it appeared to those who were called upon to map it. What would the new world look like to wandering Vikings, who thought they had drifted into a land of mythical creatures, or Samuel de Champlain, who had no idea of the vastness of the landmass just beyond the treeline? Adam Shoalts, one of Canada’s foremost explorers, tells the stories behind these centuries old maps, and how they came to shape what became “Canada.” It’s a story that will surprise readers, and reveal the Canada we never knew was hidden. It brings to life the characters and the bloody disputes that forged our history, by showing us what the world looked like before it entered the history books. Combining storytelling, cartography, geography, archaeology and of course history, this book shows us Canada in a way we've never seen it before.