Linguistics professor Geoffrey Pullum demolished the Boas-Whorf claim that there are 200 Eskimo words for snow, in his book The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax. A new version of this myth shows up in Mariana Gosnell's Ice.
Eckler, A. Ross
"Eskimo Words for Sea-Ice,"
Word Ways: Vol. 44
, Article 39.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol44/iss3/39