"The Canoe" is unique in its scope and depth, and brings us a book worthy of the subject and its historical importance. It brings together 12 experts in the field who, in collaboration with the world-renowned Canadian Canoe Museum and with the co-operation of museums around the world, have created the definitive book of the canoe past and present. There has never been anything as comprehensive as this book. It covers the canoe's past among American native peoples and the first European settlers, its development into the recreational craft of today, and the preservation of its ongoing legacy. This book features expert authors on a range of canoe history, craft & preservation. It is based on collaboration of scholars and museums throughout the worldand it features over 400 beautiful images of canoe craftsmanship and scenery, including rare archival photos, detailed maps, glossary and index.