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CANOES book launch with Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims at Common Good Books

When Nov 17, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Neuzil_Canoes coverJoin Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims in celebrating the launch of their new book, Canoes: A Natural History in North America, at Common Good Books on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a slide show and time for signing. Please RSVP here.


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.


"Canoes is that rare cultural history that manages to transport through its very subject: the North American canoe. This book is fascinating and thorough and wonderfully accessible. It’s also the definitive work on the single most important conveyance in this continent’s rich past. It’ll carry you away like a beautifully crafted cedar strip canoe." —Peter Geye, author of Wintering

"Mark Neuzil 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

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