Kayaks of Greenland:
The History and Development of the Greenlandic
Hunting Kayak, 1600-2000.
KAYAKS OF GREENLAND (580pp) is a in-depth look at the construction, design, variation, and evolution of the Greenlandic hunting kayak. The spectrum of kayak forms from Greenland is linked to pre-historic forms from the Bering Straits and is analyzed within a changing cultural and climatic context. 104 scale drawings of kayaks are presented, representing examples from the early 17th century through the end of the 20th century. Aside from the 104 scale drawings of kayaks, there are 407 figures consisting of historic images and technical illustration. 79 paddles are also presented in scale-drawing. An Erratum is published at this web-page and will be updated as neccessary.
KAYAKS OF GREENLAND is printed on 115gsm Chinese Gold East matte art with cover in a 260gsm 1/s artboard + pp lamination. The binding is a limp-bound, sewn in 16pp with cover drawn on and cut flush at 8.5" x 11". The paper used in this book is derived from a well managed forest and from purchase of Forest Stewardship Council certified pulp, manufacture and sale of FSC-mixed fine paper (Certificate no. SGS-COC-2659). In summary: the binding is of superior quality and is not liable to crack and fall apart like many large paper-bound books. The paper is archival quality and is of a substantial weight and fine texture.
SAMPLE PAGES: (The 3-ring hole punched cover is NOT present on copies of this book--
it just a mark to distinguish the author's copy.)