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Canadian Inventions: Fantastic Feats & Quirky Contraptions

Canadian Inventions: Fantastic Feats & Quirky Contraptions    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-894864-31-2
Pages 144
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Lisa Wojna.
Published by Folklore Publishing, 2005.


One of Canada’s 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 shuttle’s Canadarm to the electron microscope, Canadians can lay claim to many creations. Some have changed our world for the better; others are just wonderfully weird.

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.

You’ll be amazed, astounded and occasionally embarrassed, but you’ll be able to answer Trivial Pursuit® questions about Canadian inventions. And, yes, Canadians invented that game, too.

Canadian Inventions is part of Folklore Publishing’s Great Canadian Stories series on Canadian history and biography.

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