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Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.
About the Author
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on canoeing and camping. He is a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
How to Choose a Canoe 1
How They're Built 17
Canoe Accessories and Conveniences 29
Carrying and Cartopping 37
How to Paddle Your Canoe 43
Canoeing in Whitewater and Currents 57
Glossary of Canoeing Terms 83
River Rating Scale 86
About the Author 90