"Every map tells a story. And every map has a purpose- it invites us to go somewhere we've never been. A History of Canada in Ten Maps conjures the world as it appeared to those who were called upon to map it. Adam Shoalts, one of Canada's foremost explorers, tells the stories behind these centuries-old maps, and how they came to shape what became "Canada." It brings to life the characters and the bloody disputes that forged our history, by showing us what the world looked like before it entered the history books. Combining storytelling, cartography, geography, archaeology, and of course history, this book shows us the country in a way we've never seen it before."