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Essential Sea Kayaking
     

Essential Sea Kayaking

by Jonathan Hanson
 

"No other outdoor sport in the world is as easy to get started in as sea kayaking, yet no sport in the world offers such an astonishing scope for real adventure." So promises noted sea kayaking expert, expedition leader, and author Jonathan Hanson in his introduction to Essential Sea Kayaking. In this complete guide Hanson acquaints you with the fundamentals of

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"No other outdoor sport in the world is as easy to get started in as sea kayaking, yet no sport in the world offers such an astonishing scope for real adventure." So promises noted sea kayaking expert, expedition leader, and author Jonathan Hanson in his introduction to Essential Sea Kayaking. In this complete guide Hanson acquaints you with the fundamentals of this versatile and accessible sport, leading you step-by-step through all the essentials, including: kayak and paddle options; equipment and clothing; basic strokes - including turning and bracing techniques; Eskimo, Pawlata, and Screw rolls; recoveries and rescues; open-water techniques; paddling in wind and waves; launching and landing through surf; navigation and seamanship; a full chapter on kayak camping; complete source listing for equipment, outfitters; and more. (6 X 9, 208 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)

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YA-Emphasizing safety at every opportunity, this handbook takes novice kayakers through a tour of equipment; techniques, including recoveries and rescues; navigation and seamanship; and even kayak camping. The many black-and-white photographs and line drawings do a great job of supporting the text. The author describes qualities to look for when buying a new or used kayak, makes suggestions about where to cut costs, and where not to skimp. The instructions for proper technique begin as a narration of a first-time experience, and then go into advanced skills. The tone throughout is reassuring and even humorous. A hefty list of sources including manufacturers, relevant equipment, camping gear, clothing, roof racks, and trailers is provided.-Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558217157
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Essential
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.62(d)

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