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QAYAQ : kayaks of Alaska and Siberia  Cover Image Book Book

QAYAQ : kayaks of Alaska and Siberia / David W. Zimmerly ; Paul Gardinier, kayak exhibit coordinator.

Summary:

"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 know 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 edition, 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 the availability of resources as well as the needs of the 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 and Siberia."--Jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1889963100
  • ISBN: 9781889963105
  • Physical Description: x, 103 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, 2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-95) and index.
Subject: Eskimos > Boats > Alaska > Exhibitions.
Ethnology > Russia (Federation) > Siberia, Northeastern > Exhibitions.
Kayaks > Alaska > Exhibitions.
Kayaks > Russia (Federation) > Siberia, Northeastern > Exhibitions.
Inuit > Alaska > Bateaux > Expositions.
Ethnologie > Russie > Sibérie (Nord-Est) > Expositions.
Kayaks > Alaska > Expositions.
Kayaks > Russie > Sibérie (Nord-Est) > Expositions.
Eskimos > Boats.
Ethnology.
Kayaks.
Alaska.
Siberia, Northeastern.
Inuits > Alaska > Bateaux > Expositions.
Ethnologie > Russie > Sibérie (nord) > Expositions.
Kayaks > Alaska > Expositions.
Kayaks > Russie > Sibérie (nord) > Expositions.
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library 623.829 [AKA_DUP] ZIM (Text) 000136240 Ask Staff -- Duplicate Available -
Homer Public Library AK 623.829 ZIM (Text) 000126851 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -


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