Celebrating Canadian Creativity

0 valoración promedio
( 0 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781772440195: Celebrating Canadian Creativity
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 
Reseña del editor:

“A celebration of Canadian creativity over many centuries!” —Walter Pitman, former MP, MPP and president of Ryerson University

“Far from being unimaginative and unexciting, Canadians are among the world’s most creative people. This book explains why.” —James Gillies, professor emeritus, York University

“A perfect point of departure for the rebranding of Canada as a proud, dynamic, innovative, and forward-looking nation.” —John Hobday, former director, Canada Council for the Arts

In this exciting new book, noted author and cultural scholar D. Paul Schafer tackles the subject of Canadian creativity in every field of human endeavour, from the arts and entertainment through transportation, communications and industry to science, technology, sports, and conservation of the natural environment. The result is a lively look at the many ways Canadians have helped shape the modern world—some well-known, others hidden in the mists of history. Schafer traces Canadian creativity from its origins in the cultures of the indigenous peoples to the present day. He considers creative inventions large and small—everything from the Robertson screw to the International Space Station’s Canadarm.

As Schafer notes, Canadian creativity has been the foundation both of Canada’s high standard of living and its much admired quality of life. In the years ahead, Canadian creativity can serve as a model and inspiration for other nations, and as the principal means of ensuring Canada’s future shines as brightly as its past.

More rave reviews ...

"Anyone proudly Canadian will find this book fascinating, but teachers will find it particularly helpful in fostering their students' creativity. It will not be necessary to coax pupils to read this book; it is full of surprising facts and stories about how Canadian creativity has bound together a vast and challenging country and in the process enriched the entire world." —Salvatore Amenta

"This book not only sends a message about Canadian creativity, but looks at Canadian history as it has been impacted by that creativity. Paul Schafer shows that Canadians are, indeed, citizens of (and for) the world." —Bill Crothers

SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS PROFILED IN CELEBRATING CANADIAN CREATIVITY

· The remarkable achievements of Canada’s First Nations peoples in transportation (the canoe), shelter (the igloo, teepee, and longhouse), foodstuffs (maple syrup and pemmican) and many other fields

· How Canada helped feed the world through the development of Marquis wheat

· Little-known Canadian pioneers in the development of the electric light bulb, radio, and the electronic music synthesizer

· Yes, Alexander Graham Bell was the man who invented the telephone—but did you know he also played a major role in early aeronautics and in the development of the hydrofoil boat?

· Canada’s role in the shaping of the modern sporting world through the invention of basketball and contributions to curling and to Canada’s national sport of hockey

· The creation by Sir Adam Beck and Thomas Ahearn of the Canadian hydroelectric industry, which helped drive the country’s rapid industrial growth in the early twentieth century

· Strategic breakthroughs in medicine and health care by William Osler, Emily Stowe, Tommy Douglas, Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Till, Ernest McCulloch, and many others

· Canada’s remarkable role in the early development of Hollywood and Broadway as well as recent contributions to pop music through such talents as Céline Dion, Michael Bublé, Drake, and many other singers and songwriters

· Canadian writers who have achieved global recognition, from Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Stephen Leacock, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Gabrielle Roy, Robert Service, and Morley Callaghan to Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields, Lawrence Hill, and Nobel prize-winner Alice Munro

Biografía del autor:

D. Paul Schafer has worked in the cultural field for five decades as an author, advisor, educator, and researcher. He has taught at York University and the University of Toronto, undertaken a number of missions for UNESCO, and is director of the World Culture Project. His previous books include Culture: Beacon of the Future (1998), Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age (2008), The Age of Culture (2014) and The Secrets of Culture. He lives and works in Markham, Ontario.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Schafer, D. Paul
Publicado por Rock's Mills Press 3/12/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback or Softback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock's Mills Press 3/12/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Condición: New. Celebrating Canadian Creativity. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: BBS-9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Schafer, D. Paul
Publicado por Rock's Mills Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock's Mills Press, 2018. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1772440191

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,40
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,62
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

D Paul Schafer
Publicado por Rock s Mills Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock s Mills Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Nº de ref. del artículo: APC9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

D Paul Schafer
Publicado por Rock s Mills Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock s Mills Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: N/A. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Nº de ref. del artículo: APC9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

D. Paul Schafer
Publicado por Rock's Mills Press
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock's Mills Press. Paperback. Condición: New. 256 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.In this exciting new book, noted cultural scholar D. Paul Schafer tackles the subject of Canadian creativity in every field of human endeavour, from the arts and entertainment through transportation, communications and industry to science, technology and sports. The result is a lively and fascinating look at the many ways Canadians have helped shape the modern world -- some of them well-known, some hidden in the mists of history. Schafer traces Canadian creativity from its origins in the cultures of the indigenous peoples, who responded to the challenges of settling North America in the aftermath of the last ice age by developing innovative approaches to transportation, clothing, food and shelter. Many of these innovations were taken up by European settlers, who also applied technologies first developed in Europe and Asia to the colonization of the New World. The author considers creative inventions big and small -- everything from the Robertson screw to the International Space Stations Canadarm -- and also discusses in detail the many creative contributions made by Canadians to the arts, sports, science and medicine. As Schafer notes, Canadian creativity has been the foundation of both Canadas high standard of living and much admired quality of life. In the years ahead, Canadian creativity can serve as a model and inspiration for other nations, and as the principal means of ensuring Canadas future is as bright as its past. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Schafer, D. Paul
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2016. PAP. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: IQ-9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,26
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Schafer, D. Paul
Publicado por Rock's Mills Press
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo PAPERBACK Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock's Mills Press. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 1772440191 Special order direct from the distributor. Nº de ref. del artículo: ING9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,71
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

D. Paul Schafer
Publicado por Rock's Mills Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rock's Mills Press, 2016. Paperback. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M1772440191

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Schafer, D. Paul
ISBN 10: 1772440191 ISBN 13: 9781772440195
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2016. PAP. Condición: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: IQ-9781772440195

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,20
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío