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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation
     

Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation

by David Burch
 

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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation contains all the information needed to chart an accurate course, whether on open water or between islands-or icebergs. Whether a novice or a seasoned veteran, whether paddling calm or choppy waters, whether a kayaker or a sailor, you will benefit from this book's indispensable knowledge. This comprehensive resource also includes

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Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation contains all the information needed to chart an accurate course, whether on open water or between islands-or icebergs. Whether a novice or a seasoned veteran, whether paddling calm or choppy waters, whether a kayaker or a sailor, you will benefit from this book's indispensable knowledge. This comprehensive resource also includes up-to-date details on new technology that can aid navigation, such as Global Positioning Systems. With this guide, both amateurs and experienced seamen can paddle the seas safely and confidently. (5 1/2 X 8 1/2, 342 pages, index, appendix, black-and-white charts and illustrations)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762704736
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Sea Kayaking How- To Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David Burch is director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, Washington, and he has taught marine navigation to more than 15,000 students since the school's establishment in 1977. He received the Institute of Navigation's 1985 Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator.

Burch has written for several boating magazines, including Sea Kayaker, on the subject of marine navigation and weather. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and a former member of the graduate faculty at the University of Washington; he holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing and navigation experience behind him, Burch devotes his time to teaching and writing about navigation.

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