Kayaking: Whitewater and Touring Basics

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrations you'll refer to again and again. Buying Guide: Each Guide has all the information readers need to make informed decisions about what gear is available, and what they should buy. Step-by-step: Tutorials take readers through every aspect of a given outdoor activity. Each Guide covers planning and preparing for a trip, getting in shape, technique, safety, and first-aid tips, and how to have more fun along the way! Easy to use: Trailside Guides provide information 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 done right. Trailside Guides are written by experts and contain lucid explanations that help the reader quickly achieve proficiency. It's a big world out there. Get into it with the Trailside Guides.
 

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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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