Canoes - A Natural History in North America
Forward by John McPhee
Now in Paperback.
A natural history of one of North America’s most enduring cultural artifacts
This is the story of the canoe, that singular American artifact so little changed over time. Featured here are canoes old and new, from birch bark to dugout to carbon fiber; the people who made them; and the 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 Neizil and Norman Sims have written a wonderfully detailed biography of the vessel that made North America possible, treating it as a living, breathing personality. As enjoyable as a swift, steady, and smooth river, this is the ideal book for canoeists - the perfect canoe trip of a read.”
-Roy MacGregor, author of “Canoe Country: The Making of Canada”