Canoes: A Natural History In North America

byMark Neuzil, Norman SimsForeword byJohn McPhee

July 23, 2018|
Canoes: A Natural History In North America by Mark Neuzil
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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 canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America.

Mark Neuzil is professor of communication and journalism at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of seven books and a frequent writer and speaker on environmental themes. Norman Sims is a retired honors professor from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and past president of the...
Title:Canoes: A Natural History In North AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:408 pages, 8.5 X 10 X 1.25 inShipping dimensions:408 pages, 8.5 X 10 X 1.25 inPublished:July 23, 2018Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554554381

ISBN - 13:9781554554386

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