More than 14,000 individual date-by-date entries in this single volume chrology of Canadian history. This single-volume chrology of Canada from its prehistoric beginnings to the social, cultural, business and political happenings of the present age is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book of its kind in the market today. With more than 14,000 individual date-by-date entries and featuring both a detailed general index as well as a separate index of names, the book is an invaluable resource and reference work for students, teachers, and researchers. Equally important, it is a valuable treasure trove of Canadiana - a volume, like a dictionary, atlas or encyclopedia, that should find its way onto the shelves of every home, office, media, public, university and school library. Under the general editorship of Richard Pound, more than 25 researchers, editors and contributors were assigned to research and validate important events and dates in the areas of women's issues, human rights, science and techlogy, transportation, medicine, communications, art and literature, education, sports, agriculture, music and at least a dozen other areas of national interest.
Scholar, lawyer and former Olympic athlete, Richard W. Pound has served the Canadian and international movement for more than 25 years. Currently Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a member of the International Olympic Committee, he is the author of several books including Five Rings Over Korea, Inside the Olympics, Stikeman Elliott: The First Fifty Years, and High Impact Quotations, recently published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.