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Author Yankielun, Norbert E.

Title How to build an igloo and other snow shelters / Norbert E. Yankielun ; illustrations by Amelia Bauer.

Published New York : W.W. Norton, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  693.91 YANK    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 148 pages : illustrations ; 15 x 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preparation before building -- Igloos -- Quinzees -- Slab shelters -- Drift caves -- Spruce traps -- Expedient shelters -- Camping out.
Summary "How are the ice blocks of igloos so perfectly formed and fitted, and 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 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 fun or protection? 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."--Back cover.
Subject Igloos.
Mountain shelters.
Building, Ice and snow.
Wilderness survival.
Snow -- Thermal properties.
ISBN 9780393732153 (paperback)
0393732150 (paperback)