The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,667,858 members ⚫ 1,180,414 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Survival of the Bark Canoe

The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee
Add to cart
US$ 9.94
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

In Greenville, New Hampshire, a small town in the southern part of the state, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. It is a book squarely in the tradition of one written by the first tourist in these woods, Henry David Thoreau, whose The Maine Woods recounts similar journeys in similar vessel. As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe, according to custom and available materials. In a style as pure and as effortless as the waters of Maine and the glide of a canoe, John McPhee has written one of his most fascinating books, one in which his talents as a journalist are on brilliant display.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux; May 1982
ISBN 9780374708597
Download in secure EPUB
Title: The Survival of the Bark Canoe
Author: John McPhee
 
  • News
John McPhee: a master of non-fiction - The Guardian
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:00:24 -0700
The GuardianJohn McPhee: a master of non-fictionThe Guardian... he sets himself escapological challenges – to write a book both ...
'Paddle Your Own Canoe': Nick Offerman talks manners, college life, and -- what else? -- manliness - Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:51:44 -0700
Entertainment Weekly (blog)'Paddle Your Own Canoe': Nick Offerman talks manners, college life, and -- what else? -- ...
Laura McPhee: River of No Return - Huffington Post
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 14:34:43 -0700
Huffington PostLaura McPhee: River of No ReturnHuffington PostAnd that impulse, it seems, is a family trait. Her father, John ...
ISBNs
9780374516932
9780374708597