'The sheer complexity of the undertaking, range of topics, depth of scholarship, revelation of detail, and ingenuity of presentation all continue to impress.'
'A beautifully designed book, this atlas is an essential contribution to North American history.'
'The text, the pictures, the diagrams and charts are welcome tools for teachers and should be part of every school library.'
'An awesome achievement, a cartographic masterpiece in which one can easily get lost.'
'A major publishing event, a cartographic milestone and a new chapter in the exploration of Canadian history and geography.'
'An accessible up-to-date interpretation of our country's history through maps and graphs.'
'Students, teachers and researchers will find it to be an immensely valuable and refreshing work of reference.'
'[The reader] is likely to return again and again with wonder and gratitude to these gorgeous pages.'
'It startles us into realizing that man's relation to the land is ever-changing and cumulative.'
'A thing of beauty and a mine of information.'
'What sets the book in a class of its own is the astonishingly diverse areas that it addresses.'
'It must be in every library, and it should be in every home.'
About the Author
R. Cole Harris
is Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia.