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How to Build an Igloo By Norbert E. Yankielun

How to Build an Igloo
by Norbert E. Yankielun

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How are the ice blocks of igloos so perfectly formed and fitted, and able, it's been said, to withstand the weight of a polar bear?
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How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters by Norbert E. Yankielun

How can you determine if the fresh snow that's 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 you're a veteran backcountry skier or a backyard builder, this is one book you won't want to be without.

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How to Build an Igloo Reviews

"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

About Norbert E. Yankielun

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

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How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters by Norbert E. Yankielun
Norbert E. Yankielun
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