The Kayak Companion: Expert guidance for enjoying the paddling experience in water of all types from one of America's premier kayakers [NOOK Book]

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In The Kayak Companion, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how...

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The Kayak Companion: Expert guidance for enjoying the paddling experience in water of all types from one of America's premier kayakers

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Overview

In The Kayak Companion, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how to deal with lightning, big fish, and marauding powerboats.

As Glickman discusses kayaking techniques, he weaves in stories of his own adventures, including such magical moments as the time when he saw a magnificent moon rise over New York City's Jamaica Bay and the day he almost made a fatal error during a ferocious 12-hour blizzard in Montana.

The Kayak Companion not only gives kayakers essential information, it also inspires enthusiasm for one of the fastest-growing sports in North America.

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“The text provides inspiring insight into what makes kayakers tick and is a suitable introduction for the newcomer.” — Woodland Hills (CA) Daily News

“A quick flip through … reveals a lot of info for the beginner paddler and some interesting anecdotes for the more experienced kayaker.” — Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

“Glickman shares his knowledge, all gained the hard way, and uses his sense of humor to keep you entertained.” — Nashville Tennessean

“With expert guidance and fun, Glickman gives paddlers solid information on everything from how to climb into a kayak to how to read a compass.” — Sweat Magazine

“ … offers guidance from basic launch and stroke techniques to navigation, gear and rescue scenarios.” — Sea Kayaker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603422000
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 324,853
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Glickman took up kayaking in 1993 while writing an article on Florida's 10,000 Islands for Men's Journal. Since then he's paddled and raced all over the United States, as well as in Thailand, Tahiti, and South Africa. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Inside Sports, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2004

    A good introduction to kayak adventure

    This book is part real life adventure, part kayak instruction. It is a fun read and does help with the basics of how to kayak safely using his kayak adventures as examples. It is not a kayak instructional manual, but touches on many aspects. There are other books that go into the gory details better. Hi goes into various types of kayaking with just enough info to get one interested. If you want a good fun introduction to kayaking, this one is for you.

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    Posted August 9, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Good read - couldn't put it down

    Good read, makes me wish that I followed her at the time of her trip. 206pgs of entertaining paddles. Glad it was broken into chapters, so I could fall asleep eventually and almost be to work on time.

    I wish it explained more on her hows and whys of paddling, I vote for a movie to be made! Is there an audio book?



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