Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research, Arts, World Affa by Lisa WojnaCanadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research, Arts, World Affa by Lisa Wojna

Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research…

byLisa Wojna

Paperback | April 29, 2008

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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.
Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from ...
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Title:Canadian Firsts: Inventions, Sports, Medicine, Space, Women's Rights, Explorers, Science, Research…Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:Folklore PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894864751

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