Komatik \kō-‘ma-tik\ A rawhide-lashed sledge with wooden crossbars and runners, first invented and used by the Inuit of Northern Canada, but since used also by non-Inuit people.
In the Pipeline
In the Pipeline
Before Abraham Lincoln was a bearded wise man saving democracy he was young, timid, and hopelessly in love…
ABE & ANN is a novel based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s little-known romance in his twenties. Auburn-haired Ann Rutledge, feisty and fed-up with propriety, is frontier royalty, the 18-year-old daughter of the founder of the rough little frontier village where the 22-year-old Abe Lincoln comes looking for work. She is lively and literate and funny, and Abe is straight off his daddy’s farm with jug ears and one change of clothes
E. L. Sawyer was first a journalist then a railroad man, like his father. When he lost his arm, he became a small businessman until the Depression hit and then he, like millions of others, survived. No matter what he did, he was always a poet, but would never consider himself such as he wrote" Just Rhymes." His poems are a window on the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century.
Santa Claus is a trip-inducing mushroom. A fungus in the Pacific Northwest can weight as much as 300 pounds. The Iban of Borneo believe a certain mushroom is the penis of a warrior whose head was taken in battle. These are only a few of the remarkable facts that you will learn about Kingdom Fungi in Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer.
1915 to 1918 was an unsettled time in China; there were warring rebels and bandits all across the land. But James Archibald Mitchell was not deterred and traveled widely. Mitchell was a fine writer and a skilled photographer with a sharp eye for people and places. Two of his sons have now collaborated to publish their father's journal and photos.
The story of the recently-discovered wartime sketchbooks of Edward Shenton which were lost for over ninety years. The Lost Sketchbooks tells the story of his of training and combat in France in World War One with his wonderful drawings.
Chants, charms, songs and laments collected from the Tunumiut people of East Greenland by Lawrence Millman, complete with very fine illustrations.
The adventures and mis- adventures of the Innu trickster Kwakwadjec, (Wolverine). In this decidedly unconventional collection, our hero sprouts a forty-foot penis, parties in his own stomach with lemmings he has eaten, and dines on his own ass. Illustrated.
These tales document a vanishing way of life in the subarctic bush. Many of them are ribald if not down-right scatological, thus giving the lie to the popular belief that Native stories are no different from squeaky-clean fairy tales for kids.
Watching for Sputnik
Diving with Jacques Cousteau
Drilling in Greenland Ice
Always looking for the next adventure
This book is his story
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