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The Canadian Atlas: Our Nation, Environment and People

The Canadian Atlas    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 1-55365-082-4
Pages 192
Language English only
Price $69.95

Created by Reader's Digest in association with Canadian Geographic magazine.
Published by Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., 2004.


The Canadian Atlas: Our Nation, Environment and People has large-scale, easy-to-read maps of virtually every part of Canada. It contains a 90-page map section of unparalleled authority, created by Canada’s most experienced cartographic firm. This section comprises an index map, a relief map of Canada, and a collection of 42 clear, accurate map plates that pinpoint virtually every populated place and physical feature in our country. Road and rail networks, airports, ferry services, parks and countless other points of interest are also easily identifiable. Adjacent satellite images of dazzling quality reveal intriguing geographical details.

The Canadian Atlas: Our Nation, Environment and People includes practical city maps and an easy-to-use index: a 16-page section of detailed city maps zeroes in on the downtown cores of Canada’s major centres and its provincial and territorial capitals. A 42-page section lists more than 33,000 populated places and physical features appearing in the map section.

Fresh geographical and environmental perspectives and facts:
Preceding the map section is a 38-page information packed visual thematic section that emphasizes contemporary environmental concerns. This section covers myriad subjects:
  • the shaping of the land
  • the effects of climate and weather
  • the diversity of our natural regions
  • the distribution of vegetation, wildlife, resources, and industries
  • the history of our land from earliest times
  • the development of our farms, fisheries, forests, mines, and industries
  • transportation and communication
  • social trends and metropolitan expansion
More than 185 photographs and illustrations, some 50 charts and timelines, and over 40 unique thematic maps bolster the array of essential data in this section.

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