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Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps

Explorer Adam Shoalts' latest book, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, is a deep-dive into the incredible stories behind the maps that helped shape a nation. (Illustration: Robert Carter; cover image courtesy Allen Lane publishers)

Illustration: Robert Carter; cover image courtesy Allen Lane
In A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, Adam Shoalts delves into the fascinating stories behind the people and maps that helped shape a nation  
Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Detail from the cover of The Raftsmen, the incredible true story of four French expatriates who became the first crew to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft. (Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko, courtesy Firefly Books)

Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko, courtesy Firefly Books
The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

Portions of Samuel de Champlain's first detailed map of New France, published in 1613, were created with the help of First Nations people. (Map: Samuel de Champlain, Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse faictte par le sieur de Champlain Saint Tongois cappitaine ordinaire pour le Roy en la Marine. Faict len 1612, 1612, Library and Archives Canada, e010764733) 

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France
Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing

In Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage (above left), Ken McGoogan highlights the contributions of Inuit guides such as Ebierbing (above right) to Arctic exploration in Canada.

Images courtesy HarperCollins
Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the "more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration" that the 21st century demands 
Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

A view of the surrounding countryside from the Central Esker near Egenolf Lake in northwestern Manitoba. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past
Thou Shalt do no Murder, Minik, The New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper

Cover images for author Kenn Harper's two new books, Thou Shalt Do No Murder (left) and Minik: The New York Eskimo. (Images courtesy Nunavut Arctic College Media, Steerforth Press)

Images courtesy Nunavut Arctic College Media, Steerforth Press
In his new book, Thou Shalt Do No Murder, historian Kenn Harper explores how the killing of a trader in 1920 set off a clash of cultures in the Canadian High Arctic that still resonates today
Ry Moran at 50 Sussex Drive

Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, speaks at the launch of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada project at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa June 9. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on Indigenous progress in 2017 and looks ahead to 2067

(Map: University of Alberta Archives, 1995-166, Soper, J. Dewey Small Accessions)

University of Alberta Archives, 1995-166, Soper, J. Dewey Small Accessions
In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map
Tilley Paddler's Hat, niagara falls, waterproof, ontario

Canadian Geographic editor-in-chief Aaron Kylie (with family) put the Tilley Paddler's Hat to the test against Niagara's fury, among other locations this past summer. (Photo: Genevieve Taylor/Canadian Geographic) 

Photo: Genevieve Taylor/Canadian Geographic
From Niagara's fury to suburban soccer pitches, the iconic Tilley Hat keeps you cool, dry and shaded from the sun
Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna talks with Parks Canada scientist Darroch Whitaker near Labrador's Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research station in early August 2017. (Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada.)

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna
The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park
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