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The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee
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Jul 27, 2011

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Read from July 14 to 15, 2009 , read count: 1

The author makes contact with New Hampshire canoe enthusiast Henri Villaincourt and is invited to join Villaincourt and three others on a canoe trip through the woods of Maine. There are diagrams and photographs to help the reader learn about the craft of building canoes as the Native American's of the area did for centuries. The adventure aspects of the book were interesting, especially in light of the personal quirks displayed by Villaincourt. By following their course on Wikimapia, I also learned a great deal of surprising details about the Maine landscape. This book was added to my reading list after enjoyed reading the author's profile of Bill Bradley, A Sense of Where You Are.

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