Ernest Herndon is a staff writer and outdoors editor of the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He has written several books and has been published in such anthologies as The Magnolia Club: Fine Times with Nature's Finest and From Behind the Magnolia Curtain: Voices of Mississippi. See the author's Web site at www.ernestherndon.com.
Canoeing Mississippiby Ernest Herndon
This handy, instructive book showcasing Mississippi waterways is for armchair travelers as well as for paddlers planning an excursion. Focused on the Mississippi environment, it provides information on boats, paddle strokes, gear, camping, and navigation. Streams are described and charted, and at the end of each description quick references of essential facts are provided for those planning a float.
Mississippi boasts well over 2000 miles of waterways, which range from tiny creeks and bayous to the mighty Mississippi River itself, not to mention vast swamps and countless lakes, many of which are profiled in this book. Offering lively currents, big woods, abundant wildlife, and plenty of solitude, Mississippi streams debunk the stereotype of muddy, stagnant sloughs harboring clouds of mosquitoes and swarms of snakes.
Outsiders -- and even some native Mississippi paddlers -- may not be acquainted with the pleasurable surprises of the Delta's lazy, slow-moving rivers or with the sandy streams of southwest Mississippi, the rock-walled creeks in the northeast, the blackwater brooks of the southeast, the gem-clear streams of the Gulf Coast, or central Mississippi's lustrous, meandering Pearl River and its sparkling tributaries and ox-bow lakes.
Awakening the public to sensible use and preservation of this wonderful natural resource, Canoeing Mississippi incorporates history, folklore, geology, wildlife, ecology, fishing techniques, and some rousing adventure stories.
- University Press of Mississippi
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
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