Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing Michigan Rivers
A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers
Paperback ISBN: 1933272333
Offers detailed descriptions of fifteen hundred miles of canoeing water on forty-five rivers in Michigan, including maps showing access sites, campgrounds, put ins and take outs, roads, and bridges.
Canoeing Wild Rivers
The 30th Anniversary Guide to Expedition Canoeing in North America
Paperback ISBN: 1493008250
The 30th Anniversary Edition of the classic Expedition Canoeinghas long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This thirtieth-anniversary edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers.
A Natural History in North America
Hardcover ISBN: 0816681171
Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. And if a native of those distant times might encounter a canoe of our day—whether birch bark or dugout or a modern marvel made of carbon fiber—its silhouette would be instantly recognizable. This is the story of that singular American artifact, so little changed over time—of canoes, old and new, the people who made them, and the labors and adventures they shared. With features of technology, industry, art, and survival, the story of the canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America. In a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee, we dip into the experience of canoeing, from the thrilling challenges of boyhood to the moving reflections of old age. In the pages that follow, filled with historical photographs and artwork as well as modern color illustrations, authors Neuzil and Sims follow the dugout and birch bark craft from their first known appearance through the exploration of Canada by fur traders, to the recreational and romantic movements that promoted all-wood and wood-and-canvas canoes. Modern materials such as aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic expanded participation and connected canoeists with emerging environmental movements. Finally, Canoes lets us hear the voices of past paddlers like Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America, using birch bark and dugout canoes a decade before Lewis and Clark went overland; as well as Henry Thoreau, Eric Sevareid, Edwin Tappan Adney, and others. Their stories are a tribute to the First Peoples who, 500 or 1000 or even 5000 years ago, built a craft designed to such perfection that it has plied the waters unchanged from their day to our own.
Complete Book of Canoeing
The Only Canoeing Book You'll Ever Need
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762709006
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.
The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking
Paperback ISBN: 149302423x
First published in 1976, the 40th anniversary edition of The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the experienced sea kayaker. It describes equipment, basic and advanced techniques, weather and navigation, and is illustrated throughout.
The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071747117
"...Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleamed from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide and outfitter." --Sea Kayaker Magazine The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water. Updates include: - New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques - A new section on used boats and how to shop for them - Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff to include more retrofit and repair information on a wider range of boat and paddle material - Improvements in materials and more data on hypothermia; - Changes in safety technique descriptions reflecting the new equipment on the market - information on stretching, proper posture in a kayak, and easy modifications to kayak seats for more comfortable paddling Topics include: Getting Ready; Kayaks; Accessories and Clothing; Getting to Know Your Kayak; Controlling Your Kayak; Getting Into and Out of the Water; Real Life Paddling; Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Trip Logistics; Group safety; Kayak Camping; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff
Crocodiles and Ice
A Journey into Deep Wild
Paperback ISBN: 0889823235
Crocodiles and Ice recounts Jon Turk's journey from suburban Connecticut into Deep Wild, an ancient passage, repeated ? in one form or another ? a zillion times, and ignored just as often. It is a storyteller's passage of discovery, full of high adventure and humour on his multiple award-winning Ellesmere Circumnavigation, as well as on expeditions in the jungles and oceans of the Solomon Islands, on the Himalayan plateau, and across the mountains of northern British Columbia. Throughout all these expeditions, Crocodiles and Ice explores a Consciousness Revolution toward a personal, spiritual, and reciprocal relationship with the planet ? even as our oil-soaked, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented society rushes rapidly and recklessly into massive and catastrophic climate change. He invites his readers to listen to our ancestors, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, a lonely Tlingit warrior laying down to die in a storm, and the landscapes themselves. Because beyond technological marvels and imagined responsibility, there lies a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based ? not on consumerism and consumption ? but on Deep Wild as a place of solace, sanity, and hope.
Crossing the Driftless
A Canoe Trip Through a Midwestern Landscape
Paperback ISBN: 0299302946
Both a traveler’s tale of a 359-mile canoe trip and an exploration of the dramatic environment of the Upper Midwest’s Driftless region, following the streams of geologic and human history.
Duluth to Hudson Bay
Paperback ISBN: 0816655030
Details the adventures of two men on a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth, Minnesota, to the shores of Hudson Bay and discusses their battle with mosquitoes, their struggle with a tent that does not stay up in the wind, and their diet of macaroni and cheese for countless breakfasts, among other mishaps. Reprint.
Encounters from a Kayak
Native People, Sacred Places, and Hungry Polar Bears
Paperback ISBN: 0762781068
What makes travel special? Perhaps the chill realization that a polar bear's eyes are fixed on you. Maybe it is the chance meeting with a man who buries sharks in a beach, only to dig them up months later, not out of morbid curiosity, but for food. Perhaps it is the undulating wing-beat of a dark shell-less gastropod in the canal of a 17th Century French sea port, or the criminal history of a rusting ship with a tree growing from its hold. Encounters in a Kayak brings the reader along on the magical experiences that surround sea kayaking. It’s about the animals, people, and special places around the globe that have grabbed the attention of renowned kayaker and writer Nigel Foster. His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak. The result is a book of broad appeal for those interested in kayaking, traveling, and adventure.