The Canoe: A Living Tradition / Edition 1
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The Canoe: A Living Tradition / Edition 1

by John Jennings
     
 

ISBN-10: 1552095096

ISBN-13: 9781552095096

Pub. Date: 10/03/2005

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

The Canoe brings to mind the early exploration of our continent and links us to our vanishing wilderness. In North American culture, the canoe has become more than recreation and more than transportation; it has become a symbol of our collective heart and soul.

The Canoe is unique in its scope and depth, and at long last, brings us a book worthy

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Overview

The Canoe brings to mind the early exploration of our continent and links us to our vanishing wilderness. In North American culture, the canoe has become more than recreation and more than transportation; it has become a symbol of our collective heart and soul.

The Canoe is unique in its scope and depth, and at long last, brings us a book worthy of the subject and its importance to our sense of our history. It brings together 12 experts in the field who, in collaboration with the world-renowned Canadian Canoe Museum and with the cooperation of museums around the world, have created the definitive book of the canoe past and present.

There has never been anything as comprehensive as this book. It covers the canoe's past among Native peoples and the first European settlers, its development into the recreational craft of today, and the preservation of its ongoing legacy.

The Canoe features:

* expert authors on a range of canoe history, craft and preservation

* support and collaboration of scholars and museums throughout the world

* over 400 beautiful images of canoe craftsmanship and scenery, including rare archival photos

* detailed maps, glossary and index.

About the author:

John Jennings is co-author of The Canoe in Canadian Cultures and a professor at Trent University. With support from the Canadian Canoe Museum, he brought together 12 experts in canoe and kayak scholarship and culture including Eugene Arima, Hallie E. Bond, Steven C. Brown, David Finch, Don Gardner, Gwenyth Hoyle, Fred Johnston, John Jennings, Kenneth R. Lister, Ted Moores, Rick Nash,and James Raffan to create this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552095096
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/03/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Native Craft

BARK CANOES
- The Realm of the Birchbark Canoe - John Jennings
- The Canoe Frontier - John Jennings
- Building Birchbark Canoes - Rick Nash
- Light Craft from the Great Northwest - David Finch and Don Gardner
DUGOUTS
- Vessels of Life: Northwest Coast Dugouts - Steven C. Brown
- Building Dugouts - Eugene Arima
KAYAKS
- The Kayak and the Walrus - Kenneth R. Lister
UMIAKS
- Building Umiaks - Eugene Arima

The Recreational Canoe

- From Forest to Factory: Innovations and Mass Production - Ted Moores
- Paddling for Pleasure in the Northeastern States - Hallie E. Bond
- Fast Paddles and Fast Boats: The Origins of Canoe Racing - C. Fred Johnston

Preserving the History of the Canoe

- The Scholar: Tappan Adney - John Jennings
- The Collector: Kirk Wipper - Gwyneth Hoyle

The Canoe: A Living Tradition - James Raffan

Glossary
Sources and Further Reading
Contributors
Picture Sources
Index

MAPS:
- Native Peoples
- Growing Area of the Birch Tree in North America
- Territory of the Hunter-Gatherer Peoples
- The Fur Trade Frontier
- Peterborough, Ontario and Surrounding Area
- Northeastern United States and Canada

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