Complete Book Of Canoeing

by I. Herbert Gordon

Globe Pequot Press | June 1, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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 canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. You''ll learn about basic equipment, tandem paddling, reading the water, field medicine, coping with wind and waves, lining and tracking, canoeing with children, river rescue and survival, and much more! Heavily illustrated with pictures and helpful diagrams and written with Herb''s irresistible sense of humor, this book is a must have for every canoeing adventure.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 3.54 × 2.95 × 0.21 in

Published: June 1, 2001

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762709006

ISBN - 13: 9780762709007

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Complete Book Of Canoeing

by I. Herbert Gordon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 3.54 × 2.95 × 0.21 in

Published: June 1, 2001

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762709006

ISBN - 13: 9780762709007

About the Book

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)

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

From the Publisher

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 canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. You''ll learn about basic equipment, tandem paddling, reading the water, field medicine, coping with wind and waves, lining and tracking, canoeing with children, river rescue and survival, and much more! Heavily illustrated with pictures and helpful diagrams and written with Herb''s irresistible sense of humor, this book is a must have for every canoeing adventure.

From the Jacket

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)

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.
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