Eastern Arctic Kayaks
Written by two of the world’s experts, Eastern Arctic Kayaks is an indispensable reference for recrational kayakers and scholars alike. This definitive volume unites analyses of kayak form and function with descriptions of history and technique.
Drawing from his vast practical experience and museum study, John D. Heath offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution and construction of Greenland kayaks supplemented with a series of precisely illustrated rolling and sculling techniques.
E. Arima examines kayaks of the eastern Canadian Arctic, covering woodworking tools, construction techniques, and the treatment of skins for the kayak cover.
Core chapters on Greenland and eastern Canada are complemented with essential articles by Greg Stamer on the use of the Greenland paddle and two studies of kayaks in European museums by Harvey Golden and Hugh Collings. A valuable exerpt from John Brand’s Little Kayak Book series makes this famous publication available again.
Hardcover. First edition published by University of Alaska Press. New copy.