Kayaking: Whitewater and Touring Basics

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fullyrevised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to findthe Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations thatmake for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in geartechnology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances intechniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designedto be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to takealong on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides showyou how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographsand dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrationsyou'll refer to again and again. Buying Guide: Each Guide has allthe information readers need to make informed decisions about whatgear is available, and what they should buy. Step-by-step:Tutorials take readers through every aspect of a given outdooractivity. Each Guide covers planning and preparing for a trip,getting in shape, technique, safety, and first-aid tips, and how tohave more fun along the way! Easy to use: Trailside Guides provideinformation quickly. Every book contains detailed illustrations,information-packed sidebars, and a complete index and bibliography.Technique tips: Any physical activity is more fun when it's doneright. Trailside Guides are written by experts and contain lucidexplanations that help the reader quickly achieve proficiency. It'sa big world out there. Get into it with the Trailside Guides. Colorphotographs and drawings throughout.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO TOOLS OF THE TRADE 19
CHAPTER FOUR THE ESKIMO ROLL 47
KAYAK TOURING
CHAPTER SEVEN ON OPEN WATER 79
CHAPTER EIGHT NAVIGATING OPEN WATER 95
WHITEWATER KAYAKING
CHAPTER TWELVE ON THE RIVER 131
A KAYAKING MISCELLANY
CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE EQUATIONS OF KAYAKING 169
SOURCES RESOURCES 181
PHOTO CREDITS
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