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The Complete Book of Canoeing: The Only Canoeing Book You'll Ever Needby I. Herbert Gordon
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The Complete Book of Canoeing is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that veteran canoeist Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. Packed with sensible information on canoeing as a family, becoming a trip leader, wilderness survival, liveries and outfitters, and so much more, this book is a must have. Herb's warm and witty style will both instruct and delight. Learn about: basic strokes and maneuvers; advanced paddling; classification of rivers and rapids; outdoor cuisine; field medicine; coping with wind and waves; portaging; lining and tracking; solo paddling; canoeing with children; river rescue and survival; and emergency procedures. (7 1/2 X 9, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps, illustrations, diagrams, charts)
A comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers; advanced paddling; classification of rivers and rapids; outdoor cookery; first aid for canoeists; coping with wind and waves; portaging; lining and tracking; solo paddling; canoeing with children; river rescue and survival; and emergency procedures.
About the Author
Herb Gordon has been paddling North American waterways for more than 30 years. He is currently a national wilderness trip leader and canoe instructor. During his twenty years as a writer and senior producer at NBC News, he won the coveted Peabody award three times for his documentaries. His articles have appeared in such publications as Field & Stream, Skiing, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.
Table of Contents
(1) Basic Equipment (2) Paddling (3) Getting Underway (4) Liveries and Outfitters (5) Short Trips (6) Canoeing with Kids (7) Wilderness Travel (8) Outdoor Cuisine (9) Field Medicine (10) Protecting Our Rivers
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