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W.W. Norton & Co 102774 How To Build An Igloo - Norbert Yankielum

How can you determine if the fresh snow thats 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 winter fun or protection from the weather? 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 youre a veteran backcountry skier or a backyard builder this is one book you wont want to be without. Media: Paperback Book 148 pages. Language: English. Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company (Nov. 30th 2007). Dimensions: 8.98 x 5.54 x 0.41.
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Norbert E. Yankielun, PhD, is a former research engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Laboratory in New Hampshire. In his spare time, he conducts igloo-building workshops, which draw hundreds. His Web site is


"Any collection located in an area that gets winter snow will relish this fun, appealing title!" -- The California Bookwatch "My favorite tip: Start by making a snow angel for an idea of the minimum diameter needed for your igloo." -- Jarrett Smith - Minneapolis Star-Tribune "[W]ell written with useful illustrations." -- The Salt Lake Tribune "[T]his fun instruction book seems fit for both armchair travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike." -- Desert Living "[W]himsical illustrated guide." -- Science News "Touching on everything from snow science to structural physics...[E]qually suited to the serious explorer and the backyard builder." -- Mike Chino - Ready Made "[T]he must-have book of the season on building snow domes." -- Architect "A wonderfully illustrated guide to making snow shelters. How to build with snow, how to work with snow rather than against it, and what not to do. Amazingly informative, succinct and fun. This book is the kind of expert you dream of." -- CoolTools

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