Canadian Inventions: Fantastic Feats & Quirky Contraptions
Written by Lisa Wojna.
Published by Folklore Publishing, 2005.
|One of Canadas
best-kept secrets is the amazing list of inventions, both great and ridiculous,
that were created by Canadians! Author Lisa Wojna celebrates Canuck
ingenuity and tells the stories behind an array of innovations. From the space
shuttles Canadarm to the electron microscope, Canadians can lay claim to
many creations. Some have changed our world for the better; others are just
Among the great ideas: the telephone, standard time, insulin, the Robertson screw, the paint roller, and basketball. And among the "what were they thinking" ideas: the disposable ship, the mechanical skirt lifter, square bullets, Earth Paper, and salmon leather.
Youll be amazed, astounded and occasionally embarrassed, but youll be able to answer Trivial Pursuit® questions about Canadian inventions. And, yes, Canadians invented that game, too.
Canadian Inventions is part of Folklore Publishings Great Canadian Stories series on Canadian history and biography.
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