Skinboats of Greenland

Hardback
This book documents the Innuit use of the kayak and umiak boats. The kayak was predominantly a hunting boat, used for long voyages, usually up rivers and streams. The umaik, by contrast, was for hunting and travelling, and was often taken whale-hunting off the north coast of Alaska. The book is divided into two sections - one for each boat type - and is lavishly illustrated throughout.