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The Complete Book of Canoeing (Canoeing How-To)
     

The Complete Book of Canoeing (Canoeing How-To)

by 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 canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. You'll learn about basic equipment, tandem paddling,

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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.

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Library Journal
While this book is aimed at the beginner, it contains much information that will interest the intermediate paddler as well. The basic canoeing strokes are covered in detail, as is the basic equipment required. The author, a national wilderness canoe trip leader for the Sierra Club, also discusses maneuvering in heavy wind, wilderness travel, travel with children, emergency procedures, cooking, and first aid. Despite its title, much of the material in this book seems beyond the scope of a beginner's book but should whet the novice's appetite for further reading. This book will fill the needs of libraries seeking a single book to cover the topic and will complement large subject collections as well.--Donald H. Dederick, SUNY Health Science Ctr., Brooklyn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762709007
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Canoeing how-to Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,092,305
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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Meet 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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