CANOES event at the Northshire Bookstore, Manchester at the Orvis flagship store with Norman Sims
Apr 22, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Orvis, 4180 Main St., Manchester, VT 05254|
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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
"Deep history...from the crudest dugouts through the most elegant cedar strips to featherweight polymers of today, with hundreds of color photos and a score of profiles of the people who made and paddled them." —Star Tribune