Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research, Arts, World Affairs by Lisa Wojna, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research, Arts, World Affairs

Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research, Arts, World Affairs

by Lisa Wojna
     
 
Canadians don't spend a lot of time bragging, but as this collection shows, our citizens have a lot to be proud of--the many amazing firsts that have come from this country and its people and their impact on our culture and the world:
• Alexander MacKenzie was the first recorded explorer to complete the transcontinental crossing of North America
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Overview

Canadians don't spend a lot of time bragging, but as this collection shows, our citizens have a lot to be proud of--the many amazing firsts that have come from this country and its people and their impact on our culture and the world:
• Alexander MacKenzie was the first recorded explorer to complete the transcontinental crossing of North America
• In 1885, Banff National Park was the first patch of land ever recognized as a national park
• Canadian-born Gideon Sundback was the first to patent a ''separable fastener,'' a.k.a. the zipper, in 1913
• The first kidney transplant performed between identical twins took place at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in 1958
• Montreal's Maurice Richard was the first hockey player to record a 50-goal season in 1944-45 and the first to score more than 500 goals in his career
• The Hudson's Bay Company, established on May 2, 1670, is the oldest, continuously operating company on the continent
• The 12.9-kilometre-long Confederation Bridge between mainland Canada and Prince Edward Island is the world's longest uninterrupted span
• In 1962, at just 15 years old, Petra Burka became the first woman figure skater in the world to complete a triple Salchow
• And so much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894864756
Publisher:
Folklore Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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