Now You Know Canada

Now You Know Canada

150 Years of Fascinating Facts

Book - 2017
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"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?"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, 2017
ISBN: 9781459739420
Branch Call Number: 971.002 LEN
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Aug 28, 2017

More than half the pages are related to sports trivia. While interesting in and of itself (assuming that you're a sports fan), it seems somewhat thin for other facts and in my opinion belies the title.

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