The Inuit Thought of It

The Inuit Thought of It

Amazing Arctic Innovations

Book - 2007
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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 still familiar to us: the one-person watercraft known as a kayak still retains its Inuit name. Other innovations have been replaced by modern technology: slitted snow goggles protected Inuit eyes long before sunglasses arrived on the scene. Andother ideas were surprisingly inspired: using human-shaped stone stacks (Inunnguat) to trick and trap caribou. Many more Inuit innovations are explored here, including: * Dog sleds * Shelter * Clothing * Kids' stuff * Food preservation * Medicine. In all, more than 40 Inuit items and ideas are showcased through dramatic photos and captivating language. From how these objects were made, to their impact on contemporary culture, The Inuit Thought of It is a remarkable catalogue of Inuit invention.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781554510887
9781554510870
Branch Call Number: J 970. 3 INU I
Characteristics: 32 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: MacDonald, David 1961-

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Did you know kayak is an Inuit word? Or that the Inuit invented some of the first snow goggles? That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Inuit ingenuity.


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Apr 23, 2009

this book is awesome! if you read this comment you have to read this book!

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not the best book but okay

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maangel
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I DONT KNOW WHY BUT I JUST REALLY DIDNT LIKE TRHIS BOOK...IT WAS KINDA INTERESTING AT SOME PARTS THOUGH

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