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A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Florida
Johnny Molloy
0897325885
Sept 2005
Paperback
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SweetTea Journal, April, 2006
...reliable manual...does not skimp on details...most important distinction...is its maps...recently updated...clearly superior.

Book Description
A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Florida is the premier guide to paddling the waterways of Florida. Combining and expanding information from Volume I and Volume II, the updated guide features detailed river maps, critical river data, and descriptive narrative.


Adventuring With Children: An Inspirational Guide to World Travel and the Outdoors (Avalon House Travel Series) (Avalon House Travel Series)
Nan Jeffrey
0962756245
October 1, 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
Nan Jeffrey's classic guide to adventure travel is not to be missed by any family interested in--or even curious about--traveling off the beaten path. Jeffrey, who has traveled with twin boys and a baby, covers every possible aspect of adventure travel: hiking, biking, sailing, canoeing, and basic world roaming. You'll get down-and-dirty tips (ways to calculate how many diapers to take to a tropical island--and how to wash them), good preparation advice (learn to live in small places, study another language, take practice hikes, turn off the television), and suggestions for great family destinations. No, Jeffrey doesn't mean Club Med or Disneyland--she suggests instead Nepal, the Alps, Alaska, Guatemala, or Turkey. Adventuring with Children is not only fascinating and informative, as its subtitle promises, it's...


The Complete Whitewater Rafter
Jeff Bennett
007005505X
January 1, 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
As its title suggests, this useful guide offers about as exhaustive a course in river running as you can expect to get on dry land. Author Jeff Bennett outlines a simple approach that will take you from the showroom of your local paddling outfitter to the rapids of your favorite river. You'll learn about rafting history, equipment, safety, and rescue, and explore the dynamic forces at play in the rivers themselves. From underwater currents, surface hydraulics, and rapids classifications to water and wave patterns known as haystacks and pillows, The Complete Whitewater Rafter examines all facets of river running. Bennett also covers the planning procedures for full-scale river expeditions and the advanced maneuvers essential for Class V rivers. --Lance Judd

Book Description
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoe Magazine
1592572391
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Don't get caught without a paddle...

Filled with nearly 100 photos and illustrations, this must-have guide-written by the foremost paddlesports experts-gives the aspiring canoe or kayak adventurer everything he or she needs to know before taking the plunge. Inside, discover how to choose between buying a canoe or a kayak, understand paddling techniques and strokes, and find out how to plan a trip and choose an outfitter or guide.

About the Author
The Editors of Canoe & Kayak Magazine oversee the leading paddlesports publication in the United States, and the #1 resource for canoeing, kayaking, and the full range of paddling sports. With over 80 years of combined direct experience within the paddlesports community, Canoe & Kayak's editors are regularly...


Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips
John H. Foshee
0817303340
Dec 1986
Paperback
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Paddling Southern Wisconsin: 82 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak, Revised 2nd Edition (Trails Books Guide)
Mike Svob
1931599491
June 2004
Paperback
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Darren Bush, Vice President, Rutabega PaddleSport Shop
Mike's sense of history adds richness and depth to our beautiful southern Wisconsin rivers.

Book Description
From powerful whitewater that surges and gushes through rocky rapids to leisurely stretches that flow gently past wildflowers, this book profiles trips for beginning, intermediate, and expert paddlers. Paddling Southern Wisconsin will guide you down some of the state's most alluring rivers, immersing you in its shifting landscape and infinite beauty.

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Canoeing with the Cree
Eric Sevareid
0873515331
April 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."--Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer


Deliverance
James Dickey
038531387X
Sept 1994
Paperback
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Review
"A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."--The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."--The New Yorker

"A novel stunning power."--The Nation

"A tour de force."--The New Republic

Review
"A novel that will curl your toes...Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."--The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."--The New Yorker

"A novel stunning power."--The Nation

"A tour de force."--The New Republic

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Canoeing
Laura Purdie Purdie Salas
0736810552
January 2002
Hardcover
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The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build
Nick Schade
007057989X
March 31, 1998
Paperback
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Review
Sea Kayaker : ``Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood''

Sea Kayaker
"Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood"

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Essential Sculling
Daniel J. Boyne
1558217096
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A fully illustrated beginner's guide to the art and skill of rowing.


The Bombproof Roll and Beyond
Paul Dutkey
0897320859
July 1, 1993
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A must for the kayaker who lives to surf!

Book Description
The Bombproof Roll and Beyond! is an introduction to edge control and balance for paddlers from the beginner to the most expert.


Canoeing
Cecil Kuhne
0811728811
April 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Center thwart, shallow arch, roostertail, low brace--sound familiar? If not, those terms and many more canoeing fundamentals are explained in the first book in Stackpole's Paddling Basics series. Whether one's paddling prowess is limited to a calm lake once a year or a weeklong white water adventure, the information provided can guide anyone through such decisions as what type of canoe to purchase or how to navigate around a swirling current, known as an eddy. Writing in a clear, get-to-the-point style, Kuhne takes the reader through boat design, stroke techniques, the reading of currents, and safety tips, such as how to pull a swamped boat to shore. Line drawings, for example, those illustrating the difference between an expedition canoe and a recreational canoe or advanced strokes such as the cross draw, pry, and...


A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park
Johnny Molloy
0813017874
June 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Why anyone with an ounce of brains would want to paddle a canoe or kayak through the Everglades escapes this reviewer. Molloy makes it very clear that alligators slither around, weird things come flying out of the trees, tides strand you on mud flats, and geographic names such as Shark Point and Graveyard Creek make you wonder about their origins. But Molloy's relaxed prose makes all doubts vanish. Molloy has floated his boats around most of the United States and has written a number of books about his experiences. Here, his writing style is both authoritative and enticing; he can almost make you want to drift about in clouds of mosquitoes and no-see-ums. He offers important information for boaters (tidal activity, campsites, routes to avoid, what to pack, wind challenges, approximate paddling time, and much more)...


Canoeing
Laurie Gullion
0873224434
October 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Join the millions who have already discovered the fun and excitement of canoeing--this complete guide shows you how. From canoeing skills to an entire section on great destinations, Canoeing provides all the information you need to get a lifetime of enjoyment out of this great outdoor activity. Laurie Gullion, an expert instructor and experienced canoe tour guide, makes it so easy for you to learn the basics that you'll want to start canoeing right away. Using an upbeat and engaging writing style, she discusses • choosing the right equipment, • guidelines for safe canoeing, and • flexibility and strengthening exercises for canoeists. Gullion also explains the fundamental strokes and maneuvers that will allow you to paddle flatwater rivers and lakes efficiently and safely. With the help of dozens of...


Paddling South Carolina
Gene Able
0878441611
June 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Kayaking Made Easy, 2nd : A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (Made Easy Series)
Dennis Stuhaug
0762701889
June 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak sailing.


Building a Strip Canoe
Gil Gilpatrick
0899333494
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This completely revised edition includes plans and patterns for eight well-proven designs. Step-by-step directions are accompanied by over 100 photographs plus illustrations. Gil's contemporary construction method augment the traditional wood strips with fiberglass and West System epoxy. The book includes an extensive listing of sources for lumber, tools and supplies. 128 pages. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Tennessee Rivers
Bob Lantz
1572332328
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The bible of Tennessee canoeing and kayaking, this book provides the paddling enthusiast with descriptions of canoeing streams across the varied terrain of the Volunteer State. A thoroughly revised and updated edition of A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee by Bob Lantz and Robert W. Sehlinger, it includes new information and a new primer for beginning canoeists. The improved maps—eighty in all—provide essential information about bridge crossings and feeder streams. To help river runners know firsthand the benefits of watershed conservation, Tennessee Rivers incorporates selected river-protection tales (as told by the paddlers involved) alongside the normal paddling descriptions to encourage riverside users to remain alert and vocal. Lantz simplifies river-running lore to allow quick and...


The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook
Shelley Johnson
007136210X
December 27, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the full sea kayaking spectrum, bringing a fresh approach and a dynamic voice to the subject. Author of the critically acclaimed Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide, Shelley Johnson covers all the bases for beginning to advanced sea kayakers. It's all here, from selecting the right kayak and gear to preparing and making an extended tour, mastering the strokes, rolls, and exit techniques; navigating; and much more.

From the Back Cover

Wherever you want your kayak to take you, The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook will get you there.

What makes this book good is its comprehensiveness, what makes it great is Shelley Johnson’s passion for the sport and her ability to share that passion, honed by...



Canoeing
Dave Harrison (Editor)
081172722X
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
30 pencil drawings 7 x 9 Concise, illustrated guides to specific canoe and kayak techniques Step-by-step descriptions of paddle strokes and maneuvers Tips for packing and loading boats, rescuing, portaging, reading water The three books in this new series are concise, crisply illustrated guides to paddling techniques compiled from the pages of Canoe & Kayak magazine. Each book contains some 30 articles on specific maneuvers written by top competitors and instructors, and each article is illustrated by Bruce Morser, an award-winning artist and regular contributor to Canoe & Kayak. The books also contain sections on packing and outfitting boats, executing rescue techniques, and using paddling games to develop skills. Explains and illustrates correct form for a variety of paddle strokes, rolls, ferries, and eddy turns....


A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida
Lou Glaros
0897320670
Apr 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
The companion volume to A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida, Volume I, North Central Peninsula and Panhandle. Each stream is divided into sections illustrated with maps, photographs, difficulty and scenery ratings, notes on history, flora, and fauna, including thorough descriptions of all access points for each stream section from the central Atlantic Coast to the tip of the peninsula.


Alabama
Joe Cuhaj
0762721928
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
From the Appalachian highlands in the north to the Gulf Coast, this guide offers paddling opportunities ranging from classic whitewater rapids to meandering rivers, quiet lakes, and saltwater estuaries. Join authors Joe Cuhaj and Curt Burdick for a statewide tour of Alabama's premier paddling destinations for the canoeist and kayaker. Each destination is described and mapped in detail, with information on put-in points and take-outs, water conditions, and flora and fauna. Sidebars and at-a-glance data highlight local history, seasonal attractions and cultural events, restaurants, paddlesports organizations, and much more.


The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition
David Seidman
0071362371
December 6, 2000
Paperback
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Canoe
"... Seidman provides what so many so-called experts have not: a good, basic book about sea kayaking graced with a friendly, enthusiastic voice." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Sea Kayaker
"... does a good job of demystifying our sport and making it accessible for novices." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Canoeing: Canoeing
Gordon Grant
0393314898
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Smart, instructive, and beautifully designed, every book in the Trailside Guide series contains the essential information readers need to master outdoor activities and have fun in the process. 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...


The Complete Book of Canoeing (Canoeing How-To)
I. Herbert Gordon
0762709006
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. Learn basic strokes and maneuvers; advanced paddling; classification of rivers and rapids; outdoor cookery; first aid for canoeists; coping with wind and waves; portaging; lining and tracking; solo paddling; canoeing with children; river rescue and survival; and emergency procedures.


Paddling the Pascagoula
Ernest Herndon
1578067146
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Science magazine describes the Pascagoula River of southeast Mississippi as the last unaltered large river system in the lower 48 states and southern Canada. Along its banks and watershed 600,000 acres of public lands—wildlife management areas, national forest, wilderness areas, national wildlife refuges, Nature Conservancy preserves—ensure the creation of a tremendous natural river system. To explore this sanctum, authors Ernest Herndon and Scott Williams traveled its entire 200-plus mile length by canoe and sea kayak, respectively. Each floated one of two major tributaries, Herndon taking the Leaf, Williams the Chickasawhay. They then met on the main Pascagoula and continued on to the Gulf coast. Along the way the two saw alligators and ospreys, conservationists and good ole boys. They ran rapids and...


The Essential Whitewater Kayaker: A Complete Course
Jeff Bennett, Jeff Bennett
007134327X
March 15, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Whitewater kayaking is a high-adrenaline Olympic sport that has won a large following and demands special skills. Beginning to intermediate river runners will find it all here: selecting equipment, padling techniques, reading a river, tips from the pros, and more. Great photos complete this companion to the highly successful The Essential Sea Kayaker.

From the Back Cover

"The next best thing to taking a class on the water."--Eugene Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief, Paddler magazine

"Thorough and well-written, it opens the door to attainable whitewater river adventures." --David Harrison, Editor-at-Large, Canoe & Kayak Magazine

"A comprehensive resource that includes concise, easy-to-read sections on everything from kayak selection and rolling techniques to river...


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