Kayaking for Everyone: Selecting Gear, Learning Strokes, and Planning Trips

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Kayaking is one of today’s fastest growing outdoor sports, and Knack Kayaking for Everyone makes joining in easier than ever— whether you seek solace on a lake, want to run rapids, or prefer paddling with dolphins. It takes you from store to shore, and beyond. Full-color photos throughout accompany succinct, step-by-step instructions on every aspect of the sport—from what equipment you need to basic strokes, from navigation to rescues and, yes, exactly what to do if your boat tips. Also included are ideas ...
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Overview


Kayaking is one of today’s fastest growing outdoor sports, and Knack Kayaking for Everyone makes joining in easier than ever— whether you seek solace on a lake, want to run rapids, or prefer paddling with dolphins. It takes you from store to shore, and beyond. Full-color photos throughout accompany succinct, step-by-step instructions on every aspect of the sport—from what equipment you need to basic strokes, from navigation to rescues and, yes, exactly what to do if your boat tips. Also included are ideas for fun and games and for special paddlers.
 
Over 450 color photos covering:
Recreational
• Whitewater
Sea Kayak Design
• Gear
Storage
• Launching & Landing
 Strokes
• Rolling
• Signaling
Navigation
• Rescues
• First Aid
Weather
• Expedition Planning
Care & Repair
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215099
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,359,804
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Bill and Mary Burnham are the author of two award-winning books, Florida Keys Paddling Atlas and Hiking Virginia, both FalconGuides, and are also the authors of Knack Car Camping, The Complete Florida Beach Guide, Day Hikes Near DC, and numerous other Falcon books. The couple guide kayak trips, write for several publications, and post their adventures on burnhamvirginia.com and BurnhamGuides.com.

 
Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include Northeastern Wilds. His work has also appeared in Knack Car Camping, Knack Canoeing for Everyone, and Knack Dog Care & Training, and in such magazines as Outside and Audubon. Visit the photographer at www.stephengorman.com.
 
Eli Burakian is a freelance photographer. Visit the photographer at www.burakphotography.com.

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