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Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues
Nova et accurata Poli Arctici has compass roses, an illustrated cartouche cleverly hiding the then unknown northwest coast of North America and a signature plate with one of the earliest depictions of a polar bear on a map.
A 17th-century circumpolar map shows the early days of Arctic exploration
Allenby: Making of the Modern Middle East by C. Brad Faught

Historian C. Brad Faught's new book brings clarity to Edmund Allenby's decisive impact on British imperial policy in today's Middle East. (Photo: Courtesy of C. Brad Faught; Book cover: Courtesy of I.B. Tauris)

Allenby: Making of the Modern Middle East by C. Brad Faught
Insights from historian C. Brad Faught's new book on Edmund Allenby, the principal British military figure in the Middle East during the First World War.
Author Emma Donoghue’s novel about the 1918 pandemic offers up many parallels to our 2020 pandemic experience
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology

The beach at Port Radium, where uranium ore used to be loaded onto barges for shipment. The townsite for the mine used to stand on the pit of land on the right. (Photo: Bob Weber/CP)

Photo: Bob Weber/CP
In the case of what happened to the people of Délı̨nę, the Moral Awakening film calls for an awakening in the form of a call to action

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

Cette carte, produite pour les écoles en 1947, montre les 55 États membres des Nations Unies en date de 1946 et commémore le grand moment lors duquel la planète s’est unie pour le plus grand bien de tous.
(Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Retracer l’histoire des Nations Unies à l’aide d’une carte, réalisée pour les écoles en 1947 afin de commémorer le grand moment de l’union de la planète pour le plus grand bien
UN, United Nations, 1945, LAC

This map was produced for schools in 1947 and depicts the 55 member states of the United Nations as of 1946. It includes major events and quotes from great historical works and figures (from the Bible to Abraham Lincoln), and Canada’s own coastlines are marked with two of history’s many attempts to find the Northwest Passage. (Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)

Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948
Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good
Cover of Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport and author Janice Forsyth

Janice Forsyth is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of First Nations Studies at Western University in London, Ontario, and a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation. Her new book is Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport. (Photo courtesy University of Regina Press)

Photo courtesy University of Regina Press
A new book remembers famed the Onondaga distance runner and explores how Canada uses sport to police Indigenous bodies and identities
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