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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.


Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the North West Passage

0888012187


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Canadian Geographic
"Utterly astonishing...An improbable journey, an amazing woman."

The Montreal Gazette
"A Fluid, often lyrical tribute to the land and its people... [a] magnificent narrative."

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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...


A Sea Kayakers Navigation Primer

0971734208


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Book Description
"A Sea Kayakers Navigation Primer' is written in a simple manner to teach basic kayak navigation. Even though there are many different ways and tools that can be used to navigate your kayak, one must still learn the basic concepts. This book will help you to understand those concepts.

From the Author
Like many others, Ray initally had a hard time with the complex subject of kayak navigation but knew he needed to learn it in order to progress. Grinding through the material available at the time, Ray condensed and filtered it to some basic concepts. Writing a series on kayak navigation for ANorAK magazine produced many letters stating that it helped the readers tremendously. Realizing the articles were helpful for many, Ray used them as a base and expanded it to 128 pages and 65...


On Island Time
Scott B. Williams
1578067472
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Tourists visit popular islands of the Caribbean by the planeload. What they don't see from their resort hotels are the hundreds of out-of-the-way, uninhabited islands sprinkled along the West Indies chain from Florida to South America. This alluring archipelago, strung with beaches accessible only by boat but spaced temptingly close together, led Mississippi adventurer Scott B. Williams to embark upon an open-ended quest to see how far south he could go in a seventeen-foot sea kayak. No one was willing to accompany him. He spent months working his way down the west coast of Florida, through the Bahamas, and on to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. On Island Time, his narrative of this journey of a lifetime, describes the wonders of discovery as he makes landfall on pristine cays. Relentless headwinds,...


Paddling Southern New England: 30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, Second Edition

0881504718


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Book Description
This classic guide to paddling the waters of southern New England has been completely revised and expanded with seven new trips. Ken Weber's guide, in print for more than 20 years, has now been completely revised and expanded. Chapters include day trips on flatwater, selected whitewater runs, and suggestions for overnight trips—with 30 trips in all, there's something here for every level of paddler. Each chapter includes information on put-ins and take-outs, distance, water conditions, dams and rapids, portages, what time of year to paddle, and what you'll see along the way. A detailed map and a handy mileage chart for each river make planning easy. New trips in this edition include: • In Massachusetts: the Housatonic, Westfield, Deerfield, Blackstone, Taunton, and Nemasket Rivers • In Rhode Island:...


The Kayak Companion
Joe Glickman
158017485X
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
You can tell kayaks are cool, writes Joe Glickman, by the number of times they appear in advertisements for SUVs and beer. Today these sleek, fast watercraft are more popular than they have ever been in their 10,000-year history.

In THE KAYAK COMPANION, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how to deal with lightning, big fish, and marauding powerboats.

As Glickman discusses kayaking techniques, he...



Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: Canoe and Kayak Guide
Alex Wilson
1929173490
March 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Finally, a guidebook aimed at the forgotten canoeist: families, bird watchers, solo adventurers, seniors, and average human beings who don't need to run rapids or mount an expedition to enjoy their paddling experience."
--Canoe Magazine

"I read Quiet Water cover to cover. It's packed with delicious nuggets of lore and wisdom. The writing is lively and informal¿. The Appalachian Mountain Club has outdone itself."
--Worcester Magazine

"For avid canoeists who prefer calm lakes and rivers, this is a great book, one that I wish was available for every state. The locations described are so peaceful that you tend to forget that you are in one of the most populated regions of the country."
--Travel Books Review


Kayaks You Can Build
Ted Moores
1552978613
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Dana Wilde, Bangor Daily News 03/07/2005
Writing is lucid, good-humored and easy to follow. The book's glossy color photographs are tasteful and accurate... methodical and straightforward.

Diana Mumford, Wave Length Magazine 12/2005
Full of thoughtful, helpful advice... excellent guide... the next best thing to the authors' personal instruction.

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Sit-on-Top Kayaking : A Beginner's Guide
Tom Holtey, Mike Altman (Illustrator)
0966865502
December 2000
Paperback
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Dennis Spike, Coastal Kayak Fishing
"The CKF Guides and management have reviewed Sit-on-top Kayaking, A Beginner's Guide" and clanked mugs! A tremendously successful effort, SOTK will quickly prove to be a valuable tool for all entry-level paddlers as well as all the informally trained veterans. We like the book so much we plan on adding its exposure to the CKF Schools curriculum."

Sonny Norris, Central Florida PaddleMasters paddling club
"I have been paddling for 40 years now and have two words for your book: "Great Job!"

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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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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...


Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina: The Best Trips from Knotts Island to Cape Fear
Pam Malec
0762708174
April 1901
Paperback
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Book Description
Details 40 sea kayaking tours along the coast and in the inland waterways of North Carolina. Mile-by-mile descriptions, maps, trip ratings, and much more.


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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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.


Kayak Essentials
Bob Beasley
0897321693
October 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Instruction on proper strokes, catching eddies, peeling out, river safety, necessary gear and more. Kayaking Essentials describes what you need to know to begin paddling like an expert.


Sea Kayaking Maryland's Chesapeake Bay
Michael Savario
0881505676
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The first and only sea kayaking guide to the Chesapeake Bay region offers information and guidance for 30 paddling trips. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles and drains parts of six states and Washington, DC. Along with its 400-plus rivers and creeks, the Chesapeake boasts 4,600 miles of tidal shoreline suitable for kayaking. Sea kayaking is booming in the Chesapeake region, and the state of Maryland is fully supporting paddlers in finding access and creating routes and safe places to explore. This new guide will describe dozens of trips along the Eastern and Western shores, in the Bay proper, and in its tributaries. Trip descriptions will include important information on put-ins and take-outs, winds, and currents, equipment, paddling techniques, and safety issues. The authors enliven their...


Guide to Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California: The Best Day Trips and Tours from the Lost Coast to Morro Bay
Roger Schumann
0762703822
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This book guides kayakers to more than 40 trips, with more than 100 route alternatives, in some of the most spectacular and wildlife-rich marine habitats on the planet. Designed for kayakers of all skill levels from beginner to expert, this guide gives mile-by-mile descriptions of the routes, including prominent landmarks and interesting places along the way.


Kayakfishing : The Revolution
Ken Daubert
0967809827
July 2001
Paperback
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BASSMASTER Magazine, April 2001
"a must read for anyone wanting to enter the sport."

Book Description
The book is basicly an invitation to join the kayakfishing revolution and become a member of the kayakfishing community who fish anywhere from small ponds to open oceans from their kayaks. Citing the strategic, economical and convenience advantages of fishing by kayak-the most overlooked, effective, efficient, and convenient way to: fish with less hassle, fish more often, catch more fish, have more fun and save money doing it-the book makes a strong case for selling your big boat. Target readers are fishermen who have never fished by kayak before, kayakers who have never fished from their kayak before, and individuals who have never kayaked or fished but think that they might like to give it a...


Sea Kayaking Virginia
Andrea Nolan
0881506281
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A richly detailed guide to 30 of the best sea kayaking day trips spanning the coastline of the Old Dominion. A veteran paddling guide offers her favorite routes and insights gleaned from years of experience. Spanning the length of the coastal plain, this guide includes the Chesapeake's tidal tributaries, the eastern shore, and the blackwater cypress swamps of the south. Each route description goes beyond access points and paddling notes to include estuarine ecology, social and natural history, and sidebars covering a variety of topics from gear to wildlife sightings to local highlights. Beginning and experienced kayakers will appreciate the depth of information, including geographical, wind, weather, tidal, and safety issues. A brief introduction to other area trips effectively doubles the number of trip locations to...


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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Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
Peter McGee (Editor)
1553650336
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This newly updated and expanded guidebook contains everything readers need to know to plan a short or long paddling trip. It features detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes and covers the skill levels required, trip duration, hazards, and which charts and tide tables to purchase. Eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia, including sections on the historic Lower Columbia River and rugged Queen Charlotte Strait are explored. Also provides invaluable information about weather, currents, ferry and air travel, equipment rentals, tours, and more.


The Bombproof Roll and Beyond
Paul Dutkey
0897320859
July 1, 1993
Paperback
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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.


Kayaking
Steven Krauzer
0393313360
Jan 2003
Paperback
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New Star-Ledger, 6 December 1998
Colorfully illustrated with good how-to directions and art, the books--which have durable plastic covers and water-resistant pages--cut to the chase of a given activity. The fly-fishing manual, for instance, is one of the best guides to be written in years, as is "Kayaking" and "Snowshoeing".

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...


Hell or High Water
Peter Heller
0452286743
Oct 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
To Buddhists, Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge is a sacred place--drinking one drop of its water is said to free you from rebirth as a lower life form. It was the inspiration for Shangri-La in the novel-turned-movie Lost Horizon and, to kayakers, it is one of the sport's last remaining holy grails: "three times deeper and eight times steeper than the Grand Canyon," it's the deepest river gorge in the world. Heller, a writer for Outside magazine, was tapped in January 2002 to accompany a team of kayakers who were giving the Gorge another try, led by filmmaker Scott Lindgren, who would later turn the experience into a movie (Into the Tsangpo Gorge). Narrator Lawlor does a competent job presenting the ensemble cast; the seven men in the expedition each comes across in his own voice, and Lawlor's vocal dexterity is particularly...


Complete Book of Sea Kayaking
Derek C. Hutchinson
0762728256
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the excitement and adventure of paddling on the open sea. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of the bestselling Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference source for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, kayak history to boat design, this is the fundamental book for all sea kayakers.

With this book in hand readers will learn about choosing a kayak and paddle, launching, how to outfit themselves, advice on kayak strokes, maneuvers, navigation, equipment, and the newest technology. This new edition contains additional material on the history and origins of the kayak as well as new information on navigation. The chapters on strokes and techniques have been expanded considerably and now present...


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.


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...



The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Kayaking
Ken Whiting, Kevin Varette
1896980120
June 2004
Paperback
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Eugene Buchanan, Editor, Paddler Magazine
"Ken's done it again! Like the paddle or helmet, this book is an essential for every boater!"

Book Description
The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Kayaking is the most comprehensive and valuable book about the sport. Drawing on the combined 30 years experience of world-renowned paddlers and instructors, Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette, this manual covers everything from the most basic skills and concepts to the most advanced, cutting edge paddling techniques. Whatever you need, you'll find it in this essential whitewater kayaking reference. You’ll learn to choose the right equipment, the essential strokes and paddling techniques, the art of reading whitewater, river running techniques, river safety and rescue, playboating techniques, creek boating...

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