Kayaks of Alaska by Harvey Golden
1st edition; Harvey Golden, White House Grocery Press 2015; 600+ pages, 649+figs. and photos, 78 scale drawings of kayaks, 91 scale drawings of paddles
8.5 x 11 x 1-1/2" paperback
A beautiful and comprehensive work, KOA contains information on 78 kayaks and 91 paddles, surveyed by the author. Contents includes: Kayaks of Alaska, A new typology of Alaskan Kayaks, Unangan Kayaks, Sugpiaq-Alutiiq Kayaks, Central Yup'ik Kayaks, Unaligmiut Kayaks, Southern Iñupiaq Kayaks, Northern Iñupiaq Kayaks, Kayak Construction, Kayak Equipment, Alaskan Kayak Paddles and more. Appendices provide information on the remains of Unangan Boats from Burial Caves, An Open Kayak from the Kobuk River, Two kayaks from the Russian Far East, tables of ratios and proportions of the surveyed kayaks, and a primer on taking offsets. Fully indexed.