is the story of the construction of birch-bark canoes and of a
150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors
of Native American technology. As McPhee presents the lore of
the bark canoe, he also narrates an extraordinary story: of battling
tenacious winds on Chamberlain Lake, of exhausting portages, of
coming upon scenes of breathtaking beauty, and of the slowly developing
tension among the five people on the trip.
book for nature watchers, for boatmen, for traditional craftsmen
and for armchair adventurers.
is also a book of great literary strength. The acclaimed author
was awarded the Pulitzer prize for another work, "Annals
of the Former World", his books have never been out of print
and House of Lochar is proud to publish "The Survival of
the Bark Canoe" in its first European edition.
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