Author: Conacher, Duff|Nader, Ralph
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Year Published: 1999
Subcategory: Canada / Reference / Trivia
Condition Rating: Like new, no creases, no spine breakage
Summary: When Canada Firsts became a runaway bestseller, the proof was finally in: Canadians are not in fact shy about this countryâ€™s achievements at all!
This book is intended to further boost that growing self-confidence with a great new selection of Canadian inventions, innovations, and distinctions. It lists an extraordinary range of achievements, and no matter how well-informed you are about Canadian history, you will be astonished at some of the facts unearthed here.
For example, Canadian inventors are responsible for the artificial heart, the television â€œVâ€ chip, the Robertson square-head screwdriver, the pacemaker, and Java computer language. Our scientists were the first to discover light-activated drugs, the gene for familial Alzheimerâ€™s, and RNA. Canada trained the first female jet-fighter pilots, was the first to celebrate Labour Day, and found a Law Society. And perhaps in celebration of some other national distinction, it was a Canadian who poured the worldâ€™s first Bloody Caesar!
And so the list continues, through chapters on Historical Achievements, Transportation, Energy and Communication, Medicine, Science, The Environment, Education and Social Welfare, and Food.
This book is a wonderful salute to the surprising number and variety of Canadian firsts and foremosts â€“ a tonic for anyone who needs reminding of Canadaâ€™s outstanding achievements.
In Store Location: Bookcase 84 - Canadian History 1,