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The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations

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Today’s Arctic communities have all the comforts of modern living. Yet the Inuit survived in this harsh landscape for hundreds of years with nothing but the land and their own ingenuity. Join authors Alootook Ipellie and David MacDonald as they explore the amazing innovations of traditional Inuit and how their ideas continue to echo around the world. Some inventions are ...more
Published September 1st 2007 by Annick Press
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This was an interesting look at how the Inuit adapted to their environment and used what was in their environment to survive. Some of the photos in the book were old; some were recent. I wish the old photos had been dated. I didn't know that the Inuit had an alphabet! I would like to read more about that. I was kind of grossed out by the picture of the boy eating the "delicious seal eyeball". Didn't look too delicious to me! To each his own...
Canadian Children's Book Centre
Annick Press has created this informative and easy to read book that will be a useful addition to any school library or classroom. Inuit author Alootook Ipellie, who recently passed away, had first-hand knowledge of the many and varied ways in which the Inuit survived their harsh environment and created tools and techniques that have been adopted around the world. Covering topics like transportation, food, clothing, shelter, hunting and medicine, the author tells of how the need to survive led ...more
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