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This slim volume, originally intended as a catalog in support of the only museum exhibition ever devoted solely to these nimble little craft, offers an accessible review of much of what is known about traditional kayaks Even though the form has existed with remarkable consistency for at least 2000 years, the skin boats of arctic hunters now constitute an endangered breed they are resilient at sea but fragile in storage, so perhaps at most 300 original kayaks, decked over skin vessels with cockpits for individual paddlers, have survived in collections worldwide.It is author Zimmerly s intent, as he tells readers in the new foreword to this reprint to help us learn from them before they are all gone Writing from the basis of years of research, he reviews the construction of different kayaks from various regions of Alaska and Siberia, discussing not only techniques and materials in general but the special approaches of individual craftsmen He shows how vessels design varied in response to the demands of climate and availability of resources as well as the needs of hunters using them he considers associated equipment, from paddles to paddlers clothing The result is a succinct but authoritative introduction to the kayaks of Alaska, the Mackenzie River delta, and Siberia....

Title : Qayaq: Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia
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ISBN : 1889963100
ISBN13 : 978-1889963105
Format Type : PDF
Language : Englisch
Publisher : UNIV OF ALASKA PR Auflage 2 1 April 2000
Number of Pages : 103 Seiten
File Size : 967 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Qayaq: Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia Reviews

  • M. Herrmann
    2019-03-17 14:41

    Eines vorweg: die bei Amazon gezeigte Titelseite ist falsch, die Beschreibung im Text jedoch korrekt.Es handelt sich um das Buch von David Zimmerly, in dem er einen Überblick über verschiedene arktische Kajaktypen gibt und das für eine Kajakausstellung in Alaska als Begleitwerk geschrieben wurde.Sehr schön geschrieben gibt es einen guten Einblick in die Kajaktechnologie der arktischen Naturvölker und hilfreich beim Nachbau eines solchen Bootes.Sehr empfehlenswert.

  • permacultist
    2019-03-26 14:28

    I recently got into making greenland paddles, and though not specifically discussed in the book, the many drawings and measurements for both kayaks and paddles in this book assisted me greatly.

  • Frederic J Feingold
    2019-03-15 14:30

    Every sea kayaker must have this, A treasure, This must be the tenth copy I have purchased, A gift to all serious kayaking friends

  • Lydia F. Burns
    2019-02-28 11:19

    This is a great piece of work. If you really enjoy kayaks ( even plastic ones) this is a must have .DB

  • J Michael Fischer
    2019-02-28 11:40

    Very good historical overview of small boats of Alaska & Siberia. Well illustrated.

  • Geoffrey Cooke
    2019-03-05 12:37

    If you like Aleutian style kayaks this book belongs in your library.