Advanced Search >

How-To: Far North Peoples
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

How-To: Far North Peoples

Watermarked PDF

Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. 

There's another way to handle this dilemma, though. By researching each culture of a given type and taking note of their common characteristics, you can create a plausibly-developed culture that doesn't noticeably take its cues from any real-world counterparts. That would take an enormous amount of effort, though, but luckily for you I've gone ahead and spent the time, bought the books, and pored over the scientific journals so that you don't have to!

How-To: Far North Peoples is a summary of the characteristics that were held in common by people living in the circumpolar region of the world, from Finland to Alaska to Greenland, and includes such information as: 

  • Their diet, and how they manage to consume enough Vitamin C to get by, despite the scarcity of plants.
  • The size of social groups, various forms of marriage that exist among them, and the importance of hospitality and generosity customs. 
  • Technology, including information on meteoric iron. 

    With the information in this book, you'll be on your way to creating your own cultures. 

     Customers who bought this title also purchased
    Reviews (0)
    Discussions (0)
    Browse Categories
     Follow Your Favorites!
    NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

    Product Information
    File Size:
    0.91 MB
    Original electronic
    Scanned image
    These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

    For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

    For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
    Original electronic format
    These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
    File Information
    Watermarked PDF
    Adobe DRM-protected PDF
    These eBooks are protected by Adobe's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. To use them, you must activate your Adobe Reader software. Click here for more details.

    Watermarked PDF

    These eBooks are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and the order number of your eBook purchase.

    Warning: If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

    Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book:

    File Last Updated:
    April 01, 2017
    This title was added to our catalog on April 06, 2017.