Coombe Books, Surrey, England, 1991. First Reprint Edition, Hardcover, Illustrated by: Photographs. Near Fine/Very Good. 9780862834463 If you've ever considered going to Canada, this book will convince you. The photography is excellent and the text at the beginning provides basic historic information about Canada. The land and the surrounding seas are more than just spectacular; they are the nation's raison d'etre. The bountiful waters of the Grand Banks first drew fishermen of Europe, the creatures of the forest provided materials for a thriving fur trade, and the rich soils of the prairies produce a large proportion of the world's wheat. But beyond that, Canada is a significant exporter of diamonds (not in the book). Profits are shared with the local Native Indian tribes, and they work in winter as well, pulling diamonds from the depths of a frozen lake. Native Indian tribes survive in Canada, and there are some beautiful photographs of them and their works. The binding is deep blue, and has photographs on the inside covers as well. The binding has minor wear at the corners and one small bump at the top. The jacket has minor wear to one corner and a small closed horizontal tear at the spine, repaired. Unpaginated, approximately 90 pages, most of them full-color photographs. Identification of photos shows up about every third page, so they can describe the previous two, present two, and next two pages using as little white space as possible. A joy to read and page through! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel and Exploration::North America; ISBN: 0862834465. ISBN/EAN: 9780862834463. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001406.
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Keywords: BZDB225 TRAVEL, SEAS, LAND, GRAND BANKS, NATIVE INDIANS, PHOTOGRAPHS, NON-FICTION Travel and Exploration::North America; Canada