Canoeing (Outdoor Adventures Series)

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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 full-color photos, you'll learn to execute the draw, pry, forward and reverse sweeps, forward stroke, and J stroke. Plus, you'll learn how to rescue yourself, others, and gear after a capsize.

But Canoeing is much more than a ""how-to"" book that you will use only a few times. It's loaded with reference information that has lasting value for even experienced canoeists. You'll find checklists that will help you organize single and multi-day canoe trips. You'll also find suggestions for trips to some of the best canoeing destinations around the world, including information on:

- prevailing weather conditions,
- sights to see,
- paddling distance and difficulty,
- camping facilities, and
- passport and permit needs.

For those who want to get serious about canoeing, this book shows you how to determine if you're ready to tackle whitewater runs, enter racing competitions, or try alternative forms of paddling such as sea kayaking and river kayaking. You'll also find listings and descriptions of canoeing videotapes and books, information about canoeing periodicals, and addresses for canoeing governing bodies around the world.

This book is part of the Outdoor Pursuits Series from Human Kinetics. Like all the books in the series, Canoeing emphasizes safety, environmental responsibility, and--most of all--the fun of outdoor activity!

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"A great beginner's book. I like the book's down-home conversations with the reader. It makes the reading enjoyable and memorable. I especially like the view expressed throughout the book that canoeing is something everyone can enjoy. The international approach to the canoeing experience is very interesting, helpful, encouraging, and of interest to more experienced paddlers."

James R. Abel, MD Wilderness canoe guide Senior staff physician University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"Gullion brings a wealth of expertise to print. . . . Readers should rest assured that the book provides some of the latest information on canoeing available. . . . Canoeing will help bring the activity of canoeing into the 21st century."

Kim P. Whitley Outdoor specialist, instructor Department of Kinesiology The College of William and Mary

From the Back Cover:

"Share in the joy! These pages are filled with a sisterhood of experience, encouragement, and Laurie Gullion's solid, understandable instruction. Here is a comprehensive guide to the freedom that is canoeing, plus the welcome company of other women paddlers." --Janet Zeller, President, American Canoe Association

"A new generation of canoeing is here and Gullion leads the way! This outstanding instructional book provides a unique perspective on our sport through the eyes and words of both new and expert women paddlers alike." --Becky Mason, owner/operator, Classic Solo Canoeing, Quebec, Canada

For Women Shooting the Rapids or Canoeing the Still Waters

Another first in Ragged Mountain Press's popular Woman's Guide series: the only how-to canoeing book for women. Women have paddled canoes since the first Inuit women used umiaks. Now Laurie Gullion, expert canoeist, instructor, and wilderness guide, has written a practical and lyrical introduction to canoeing for women of all ages. With clear prose and illustrations that demonstrate technical skills step by step, she shows you how to take to the water and become an accomplished canoeist:

Learn the basics that will get you on the water fast, with confidence. Get the boat and gear that are made for your physique. Master the techniques to make you a strong, efficient, canoeist. Practice step-by-step rescue and safety drills. Plan that long-dreamed-of canoeing trip.

"Traveling for many days taught us to focus on the present--the movement of the paddle, the rapid around the bend, the reflection of the clouds, the cry of the peregrine falcon. . . . Often, there was a great, inexplicable sense of joy." --Kathie Armstrong, canoeist for 60+ years

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