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“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)
“[T]he must-have book of the season on building snow domes.” (Architect)
“Touching on everything from snow science to structural physics…[E]qually suited to the serious explorer and the backyard builder.” (Mike Chino - Ready Made)
“[W]himsical illustrated guide.” (Science News)
“[T]his fun instruction book seems fit for both armchair travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.” (Desert Living)
“[W]ell written with useful illustrations.” (The Salt Lake Tribune)
“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)
“Any collection located in an area that gets winter snow will relish this fun, appealing title!” (The California Bookwatch)
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 www.DoctorWhy.com.
This item was a gift and the recipient was eager to start reading it as soon as she opened it. Her family was driving to find snow for the holidays and I never received any... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. A. Lake
I use to build snow caves as a young man. I never got into igloos. The more I got reading about them and watched videos on the subject I thought this would be fun and being a new... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin Thompson
Pleased with this book...a nice compendium of useful info. re snow shelters...presented in an simple, informative style. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Pam Cunningham
This book could have been written better with lots of picures and how-tos rather than text. Kids should be the main audience and theres too much text for impatient kids eager to... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by KaPtiN KaOS
The diagrams are pretty well-done and the information is useful. I think it could have been a little more detailed in some areas, but it definitely gets the job done. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Scouting in VT
Lots of cool ideas and interesting! Not just igloos, but other snow shelters. Now all I need is the damn snow!Published on February 19, 2013 by Sandi Zelkoff
We got this as part of a gift for our children this winter. Looks like a really useful book. Can't wait to start building.Published on January 22, 2013 by Pen Name
Wonderfully written and illustrated book. Shows how to build several types of snow structures, including igloos, shelters, and forts. I can't wait for the next big snow to hit!Published on January 15, 2013 by Mamma bear