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How to Build an Igloo And Other Snow Shelters

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ISBN-10: 0393732150

ISBN-13: 9780393732153

Edition: 2007

Authors: Norbert E. Yankielun, Amelia Bauer

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An illustrated guide to constructing everything from igloos and quinzees to spruce traps and snow trenches. How are the ice blocks of igloos so perfectly formed and fitted, able, 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 to make a slab shelter with 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…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Norbert E. Yankielun, PhD, is a former research engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Laboratory in New Hampshire. In his spare time, he conducts igloo-building workshops, which draw hundreds. His Web site is www.DoctorWhy.com.