July 4, 2014

Canadian geography

The Kids' Book of Canadian Geography
by Briony Penn

This is an excellent, clear overview of Canadian geography. It covers how climate and continent shaping formed our ancient landscapes and describes the plants, animals, and people who depend on it. Separate chapters describe Canada's regional ecosystems from the tundra and Laurentian woodlands to the prairies and the coastal rainforest.

There are many interesting drawings and maps. Some of the colour variations on the maps are a bit indistinguishable, but overall, this is quite a useful book for understanding how landscapes evolve and how they affect the life growing upon it.

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