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Canada e-Book -- Statistics Canada

While it would be hard to adequately encapsulate one country in a single website, the Canadian government offers a nice introduction to the diversity within itself through the Canada e-book homepage. The site is divided into four primary sections: The Land, The People, The Economy, and The State. Clicking on each one of these sections brings users to a list of detailed subtopics. Each subtopic contains a brief essay offering a broad overview of such areas as primary industries, the climate, and trade. Although this is not an uncommon approach for this type of site, these textual materials are supplemented by a toolbar above each essay containing icons that, when clicked, will bring up supplemental tables, graphs, further reading materials, audio clips, and photographs. Some of these audio clips include reflections on the educational structure of Canada, indigenous peoples, and Canada's different cultural traditions, such as the innovative Cirque du Soleil.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-02-13
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