Canoes: A Natural History in North America

ISBN-10: 0816681171
ISBN-13: 9780816681174
Authors: Mark Neuzil, Norman Sims
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Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. And if a native of those distant times might encounter a canoe of our day--whether birch bark or dugout or a modern marvel made of carbon fiber--its silhouette would be instantly recognizable. This is the story of that singular American artifact, so little changed over time--of canoes, old and new, the people who made them, and the labors and adventures they shared. With features of technology, industry, art, and survival, the story of the canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America. In a foreword by…    
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Binding: Cloth Text  Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr Number of pages: 336 Dimensions: 11.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 3.278 lbs. Language: English