Canoes : a natural history in North America
Contributor(s): Sims, Norman [author.] | McPhee, John [author of foreword.].Description: xxxiv, 370 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9780816681174; 0816681171; 9780816681181; 081668118X.Subject(s): Canoes and canoeing -- North America -- History | Canoes and canoeing -- Design and construction | Indians of North America -- BoatsGenre/Form: History.DDC classification: 623.82/9
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-361) and index.
Foreword. Scenes from a life in canoes / John McPhee -- Introduction -- Dugout canoes. Napolean Sanford -- Birch-bark canoes. Elm-bark canoes ; The oldest birch-bark canoe -- The fur trade. The Algonquin fur trade ; Frances Anne Hopkins -- All-wood canoes. Jule Fox Marshall -- Wood-and-canvas canoes. Tom Seavey ; Canoe sails -- Synthetic canoes. Canoe patents ; Canoes in wartime ; Square-stern canoes -- The human-powered movement. Paddles ; Canoe packs -- Canoe tripping.
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. Neuzil and Simms tell 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.
Text in English.