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Historical Atlas of Canada: I: From the Beginning to 1800 Hardcover – Sep 1 1987

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 198 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; First Edition edition (Sept. 1 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802024955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802024954
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 3.7 x 42.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The sheer complexity of the undertaking, range of topics, depth of scholarship, revelation of detail, and ingenuity of presentation all continue to impress.'

(D.W. Meinig Canadian Historical Review)

'A beautifully designed book, this atlas is an essential contribution to North American history.'

(College & Research Libraries News)

'The text, the pictures, the diagrams and charts are welcome tools for teachers and should be part of every school library.'

(Al Jantzi Canadian Social Studies: The History and Science Teacher)

'An awesome achievement, a cartographic masterpiece in which one can easily get lost.'

(James Adams Edmonton Journal)

'A major publishing event, a cartographic milestone and a new chapter in the exploration of Canadian history and geography.'

(Brian Banks Equinox)

'An accessible up-to-date interpretation of our country's history through maps and graphs.'

(Joy Fielding Chatelaine)

'Students, teachers and researchers will find it to be an immensely valuable and refreshing work of reference.'

(David Oancia Saint John Telegraph-Journal)

'[The reader] is likely to return again and again with wonder and gratitude to these gorgeous pages.'

(Royce MacGillivray Globe and Mail)

'It startles us into realizing that man's relation to the land is ever-changing and cumulative.'

(Duncan McDowall Canadian Geographic)

'A thing of beauty and a mine of information.'

(James Stewart Montreal Gazette)

'What sets the book in a class of its own is the astonishingly diverse areas that it addresses.'

(Maclean's Magazine)

'It must be in every library, and it should be in every home.'

(Tom Oleson Winnipeg Free Press)

About the Author

R. Cole Harris is Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia.

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This book only depicts white historical events, nothing accurate about being from the beginning unless your talking about colonization & exploitation … in one of the volumes (1 or 2, not sure which) the book states that the Metis were a problem because they were of mixed blood and had immunity to many of the diseases that were killing the indigenous people. Distasteful perceptions.
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Excellent resource volume.