"This text is a cost-effective and engaging addition to any collection with clientele who enjoy almanacs or record books, and it is suitable for all ages." --Booklist
Canadians don't always consider themselves patriotic, but Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada gives them 1,000 reasons why they should be. People around the world recognize the maple leaf flag, but what else sets Canada apart? Its stunning natural and manmade attractions, its unique people and their incredible accomplishments, of course!
The book is packed with 500 photographs and 1,000 fascinating facts, figures and feats, which are organized into 11 categories: Geography; Weather; Wildlife; Structures/Communities; Business/Industry; Communications; Innovations; Transportation; Pop Culture; Sports and Leisure; and People, Places and Things. Readers will learn about the facts and records that distinguish Canada on the world stage. For example:
The largest colony of Atlantic puffins in North America is found in Newfoundland's Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, where more than 260,000 pairs nest every year Hamilton is home to the oldest marathon in North America, preceding Boston's by three years (the first contest was in 1894) Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and the oldest city on the continent north of the Mexican border The 3.8-kilometer Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk is the longest downtown boardwalk in the world The United States and Canada share the world's longest undefended border (it would take 33 years to walk the length of it).
Updated to 2019, Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada is a colorful fact book that readers of all ages will enjoy and return to again and again. It is an ideal selection for all collections and will be welcomed by gift shoppers.