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Riassunto: The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. They could be used to carry heavy loads in shallow streams but were light enough to be hauled long distances over land. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Upon arrival in North America, European settlers began using the native-made craft for traveling through the wilderness. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs. This fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, diagrams, and photos.
Included here are measurements, detailed drawings, construction methods, and models. The book covers canoes from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, as well as umiaks and kayaks from the Arctic.
Recensione: “A fascinating and richly detailed look at a nearly lost handicraft.”—Fine Woodworking
Titolo: The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North ...
Casa editrice: Random House Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1983. Paperback. Condizione: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Codice articolo S_194810421
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Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1983. Soft Cover. Condizione: Good. No Jacket. Codice articolo 013905
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Descrizione libro Smithsonian Books, 1983. Condizione: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice articolo 1560982969-2-4
Descrizione libro Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1983. Wraps. Condizione: Near Fine. B&W Photographs/Diagrams (illustratore). 4th Printing. Former owner's gift inscription on fep, tiny round stain on fep & title page, else a great copy; Textblock is clean, b&w photographs and detailed diagrams. Minimal wear to the covers. 242p., including bibliography and index. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Paperback. Codice articolo SB8227
Descrizione libro 1964/1983. North America, Native Americans, Art. Smithsonian Institution Press. Very good - near fine paperback 242p. Codice articolo 868078731
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