In one of the world's most extreme environments, mankind has developed unique methods of survival. This fact-filled book examines Arctic habitation through the ages. Find out about the amazing ways in which humans have learned to hunt, herd and farm in harmony with nature, using the wildlife around them for food, fur, transport and even racing! Read of their centuries-long struggles against freezing winter winds and whalers from Europe. Marvel at their beautiful carvings and handcrafted tools - many of which you can make yourself! A variety of practical projects helps you bring the past alive in a fun way. Discover the origins of the different peoples who live in the most northerly reaches of the Earth - including the Inuit, Nenet, Saami and Chukchi races - and how they have managed to survive in such harsh conditions. Includes 15 step-by-step projects: build a model igloo, make a Nenet tent, create a shaman's drum, fashion some warming mittens and a traditional Saami hat, and construct your very own Inuit hunting boat. Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present day. More than 350 photographs and illustrations include cross-sections, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. Perfect for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds.