How to build an igloo : and other snow shelters

by Yankielun, Norbert E.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TH4890.Y36 2007
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 693.91 Y1
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How are the ice blocks of igloos so perfectly formed and fitted, andable, it's been said, to withstand the weight of a polar bear?

How can you determine if the fresh snow that's fallen outside your front door is as good for making a slab shelter as a snowman? What is a slab shelter, anyway? For that matter, what are drift caves, spruce traps, snow block walls, and bivy bag shelters, and how would you go about building them, whether for winter fun or protection from the weather?

In this instructive, whimsical, illustrated manual, Norbert E. Yankielun, a seasoned cold-regions explorer and researcher, takes readers step-by-step through the process of constructing and inhabiting a range of useful snow structures--from the most basic to the more complex. Whether you're a veteran backcountry skier or a backyard builder, this is one book you won't want to be without.
Additional Information
Subjects Igloos.
Mountain shelters.
Building, Ice and snow.
Wilderness survival.
Snow -- Thermal properties.
Publisher New York :W.W. Norton & Co.,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 148 pages : illustrations ; 15 x 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index.
ISBN 9780393732153 (pbk.)
0393732150 (pbk.)
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