From the discovery of dinosaur bones in Alberta to Jacques Planteas invention of the hockey mask and Marshall McLuhanas radical analysis of the media and the modern world, JUST A MINUTE free-wheels through some of the most interesting and human stories of a nation that was named aKanataa after the Iroquois word for avillage.aDid you know that the McIntosh apple came from one accidental tree? Laura Secord never had a cow. Baseball was being played in Canada a full year before American Abner Doubleday claims to have invented the game. Governor Frontenac came to Quebec City to avoid his French creditors. And did you know that atruth, justice and the American waya was a Canadian invention?This is a highly readable, historically correct, and wildly entertaining volume that will leave readers constantly saying to themselves, aI didnat know that.aValcourt, Quebec, 1935 a Joseph-Armand Bombardier gave new meaning to the concept of aquot;dashing through the snow.aquot; He unlocked the world of winter when he created the snowmobile. Bombardier grew up in the community of Valcourt inanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Just a Minute Omnibus|
|Publisher||:||McArthur & Company Pub Limited - 2001-08|