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Kayaking Made Easy, 3rd: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (Made Easy Series)
Kayaking Made Easy, 3rd: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced (Made Easy Series)
by Dennis Stuhaug
Paperback from Falcon
ISBN: 0762738596
Updated to reflect all the latest gear and techniques, this guide is the perfect step-by-step handbook for beginners, with sage advice on every aspect of flat-water and sea kayaking, from selecting a boat to kayak camping.
Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking
Paddle Your Own Kayak: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Kayaking
by Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin
Hardcover from Boston Mills Press
ISBN: 1550464647
Outstanding reviews for the authors' Paddle Your Own Canoe:

"This is the best book on how to canoe." - Canoe and Kayak

"Absolutely the best canoe paddling book on the planet! Clear writing, world-class photography... This book rocks!" - Canoeing icon Cliff Jacobson

Paddle Your Own Canoe set a new standard for how-to-canoe books. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Gary and Joanie McGuffin use the same model for the art of kayaking. The authors discuss the kayak's Inuit history, types of kayaking, recommended kayak sizes and shapes, and proper gear and clothing. They also offer expert, step-by-step instructions on all of the sport's essential techniques.

Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and illustrations, Paddle Your Own Kayak is designed for both seasoned and novice kayaker, offering guidance on:

  • Balancing the body
  • Strokes and maneuvers
  • Paddling fundamentals
  • Recoveries and rescues
  • Carrying and launching
  • Weather and water conditions techniques
  • Staying centered
  • Navigation methods.
A special section on kayak camping provides good advice on what to look for in a destination, how to select a site, packing your kayak, setting up tents and shelters, meal preparation, water filtration, first aid and much more.
Kayaking (Outdoor Adventures)
Kayaking (Outdoor Adventures)
by American Canoe Association
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736067167

Embrace the outdoors by becoming one of the 17 million people who participate in kayaking, one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities around. Kayaking presents the basics of the sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler.

Expert instructors from the American Canoe Association provide you with

  • practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills;
  • step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river and whitewater, and sea kayaking, as well as instruction on more complex maneuvers and rolls;
  • useful consumer, technique, and safety tips throughout the book; and
  • Web-based resources to help you plan trips throughout the world and find paddling organizations and instructors.
Part I of Kayaking explains the background knowledge, fitness fundamentals, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills for a successful adventure. Part II helps build basic techniques, strokes, and maneuvers so you can embark on adventures of increasing difficulty. You'll find tips and instruction for the three most popular types of kayaking: sea, river, and whitewater.

This book also includes the Quick-Start Your Kayak DVD to reinforce the paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. It features videos of kayaking maneuvers, which will make anyone capable of learning the basics.

Kayaking is part of the Outdoor Adventures series. Throughout each book, experts provide technique, consumer, and safety tips from their extensive experience. This introductory book teaches you the techniques and skills you need in order to enjoy your water adventure and then challenges those skills with more complex rolls and maneuvers. After reading Kayaking, you'll feel confident enough with your kayaking skills to test more challenging waterways and even plan overnight or extended trips with friends and family.

Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide
Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide
by Ken Whiting
Paperback from Heliconia Pr Inc
ISBN: 1896980422

"Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide" is the 10th of an award winning series of books and DVDs by world renowned kayak instructor, Ken Whiting. Whether your interest in kayaking stems from the desire to get outside and exercise, spend time with your friends and family, or explore the endless waterways that surround you, this easy-to-read guide makes paddling fun and safe for both new and experienced paddlers looking to broaden their horizons. In this work, you'll learn about: how to choose the right equipment; the essential strokes, manoeuvres, and paddling techniques; capsize recoveries; paddling on the sea and in surf zones; paddling on rivers, lakes and in moving current; how to get the most out of your kayak; how to stay safe on the water; and, paddler's first aid. This work contains 192 pages and over 200 full colour photographs.

Sea Kayaking Illustrated : A Visual Guide to Better Paddling
Sea Kayaking Illustrated : A Visual Guide to Better Paddling
by John Robison
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071392343

For some learners a picture is worth a thousand words--and this lavishly illustrated volume proves the rule. The expert advice and lively illustrations combine to offer serious how-to instruction in an entertaining fashion to sea kayakers of all levels.

Developed by an ACA-certified instructor over years of paddling and education, this complete program provides a visual tour of all that sea kayaking can offer, including ingenious tips on advanced paddling techniques, navigation and safety, and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking
by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Dennis Stuhaug
Paperback from Alpha
Media Published: 2004-
ISBN: 1592572391

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.

Whitewater Kayaking, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide
Whitewater Kayaking, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide
by Ken Whiting, Kevin Varette
Paperback from Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 1565236424
Now in its second edition, Whitewater Kayaking has become the established, definitive guide on the sport. Drawing on the combined 30+ years of experience of world-renowned paddlers and instructors Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette, this comprehensive guide covers everything fromt he 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.
Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)
Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)

Paperback from Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081173210X

  • 2005 National Outdoor Book Award Winner
  • A fully illustrated introduction to river kayaking with a full-color gear guide plus chapters on river safety and reading the water
  • Step-by-step instruction on essential techniques, including all major strokes and rolls



    This newest title in Stackpole's Basics series takes on the wildly popular sport of river kayaking. Packed with information and featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, it provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions on selecting gear, getting your boat on the river, and mastering fundamental moves. Also covered are the ferries, peel-outs, and turns required to maneuver a kayak in moving water. For would-be day-trippers, river-runners, creekboaters, and even those aspiring to the world of extreme rodeo playboating, Basic Kayaking is where the journey begins.

    Knack Kayaking for Everyone: Selecting Gear, Learning Strokes, and Planning Trips (Knack: Make It easy)
    Knack Kayaking for Everyone: Selecting Gear, Learning Strokes, and Planning Trips (Knack: Make It easy)
    by Bill Burnham, Mary Burnham
    Paperback from Knack

    Knack Kayaking for Everyone is the most visually driven and yet informative guide to every aspect of an aquatic sport whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. The first chapters comprise an idea-packed buying guide to kayak design, kayak features, accessories, and gear. The book then presents step-by-step information on transporting, launching and landing, basic and advanced strokes, techniques, navigation, rescues, and expedition planning. In addition, it fully explores recreational (flatwater) kayaking, whitewater kayaking, and sea kayaking, providing instructions for each. Ideas for fun and games and special paddlers (children, the elderly, the handicapped) are also included, as are chapters on weather and first aid.
    Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips : A Detailed Guide to the Cahaba and 25 Other Creeks and Rivers of Alabama Plus Put-Ins, Take-Outs, and General I
    by John H. Foshee
    Listed under Alabama Outdoors

    Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow
    by Paul F. Jamieson
    Listed under The Adirondacks

    The Aleutian Kayak: Origins, Construction, and Use of the Traditional Seagoing Baidarka
    by Wolfgang Brinck
    Listed under Canoe Construction

    Appalachian Mountain Club River Guide : Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
    Listed under New England

    Appalachian Whitewater: The Northern States, 4th
    by John Connely, Ed Grove, John Porterfield, Charlie Walbridge
    Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press

    Appalachian Whitewater: the Southern States, 4th
    by Bob Sehlinger
    Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press

    Basic Essentials Canoe Paddling, 2nd Edition (Basic Essentials)
    by Harry Roberts, Steve Salins

    Basic Essentials Sit-On-Top Kayaking (Basic Essentials Series)
    by Dennis O. Stuhaug

    Boundary Waters Canoe Camping
    by Cliff Jacobson, et al
    Consisting of over a thousand lakes and streams, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is located in northeastern Minnesota near the Ontario border.
    Listed under Minnesota

    Building a Birchbark Canoe: The Algonquin Wabanaki Tciman
    by David Gidmark, Denis Alsford
    Listed under Canoe Building

    The Canoe Shop: Three Elegant Wooden Canoes Anyone Can Build
    by Chris Kulczycki
    Listed under Canoe Building

    Canoeing: The Complete Guide to Equipment and Technique
    David Harrison, Dave Harrison
    Book Published 1996

    A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Kentucky
    Bob Sehlinger
    Listed under Kentucky

    Canoeing and Kayaking/Instruction Manual
    Laurie Gullion
    Paperback / Book Published 1994

    Canoeist's Little Book of Wisdom: A Couple Hundred Suggestions, Observations and Reminders for Canoeists to Read, Remember and Share.
    Cliff Jacobson
    Paperback / Book Published 1996

    Canyon Solitude : A Woman's Solo River Journey Through the Grand Canyon
    by Patricia C. McCairen
    "It's well known that Mother River doesn't like a smart aleck," says Patricia McCairen. Accordingly, she plies her oars with reverence and skill on a sometimes hair-raising solo rafting trip along the Colorado River that winds though the stupendous stone valleys of the American Grand Canyon. Like the waters of the Colorado, which change from long, still stretches to boiling white water that barely clothes sharp rocks and hides holes that can suck down a raft, McCairen's moods--and even her name--change as the miles unwind. One moment, she's the cocky, athletic river guide Babe; the next, she's an earthier, more spiritual woman who answers to the name of Patch. Hours later, she seems more vulnerable, less convinced of her strength and joy in the solitude she so zealously courts. Canyon Solitude records these shifts and beautifully limns a journey that tests McCairen's mettle and shows that determination, grit, and the will to spurn conventional rewards offer their own deep satisfactions. --Francesca Coltrera -
    Paperback: 304 pages
    Seal Pr Feminist Pub; ISBN: 1580050077; (April )
    Cottage Country Canoe Routes
    Kevin Callan
    Canoe trips through the Kawarthas, Muskokas and Georgian Bay regions of Ontario.
    Paperback / Book Published 1994

    Canoeing and Camping: Beyond the Basics
    by Cliff Jacobson
    (Paperback -- March )

    Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida : North Central Peninsula and Panhandle
    by Elizabeth F. Carter, et al
    Listed under Florida

    Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida: North Central Peninsula and Panhandle
    by Elizabeth F. Carter, et al
    Listed under Florida

    Canoeing in Tennessee : Scenic Canoe Trips for Paddlers of All Ages and Abilities
    by Holly Sherwin
    Listed under Tennessee

    Canoeing the Jersey Pine Barrens
    Robert Parnes
    Listed under New Jersey

    Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers
    by Jerry Dennis, et al
    Listed under Michigan Sports

    Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition
    by Ralph Diaz, Paul Theroux
    Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

    The Complete Whitewater Rafter
    by Jeff Bennett

    The Complete Guide to Sea Kayak Touring
    by Jonathan Hanson

    The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition
    The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition
    by Shelley Johnson
    Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    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
    Essential Sculling
    by Daniel J. Boyne
    Listed under Rowing

    Expedition Canoeing : Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America
    by Cliff Jacobson

    The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition
    by David Seidman, et al
    Paperback: 160 pages
    McGraw Hill Text; ISBN: 0071362371; 2nd edition (December 6, )
    The Great Canoes: Reviving a Northwest Coast Tradition
    by David Neel
    Hardcover from Douglas & McIntyre

    Special Order

    Hooper Bay Kayak Construction (Mercury Series)
    by David W. Zimmerly
    Listed under Canoe Building

    Introduction to Paddling: Canoeing Basics for Lakes and Rivers
    American Canoe Association
    Book Description:
    Written by the American Canoe Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Introduction to Paddling is an easy-to-understand guide to flatwater and river paddling. Based on an earlier work by the Ohio DNR, Flat-water Paddler, this amply illustrated book tells beginning paddlers everything they need to know, from appropriate clothing to the parts of the boat, from correct strokes to proper safety concerns. Good for instructors and those who like to teach themselves, this book is an important resource for those who like to paddle or want to start.
    Paperback: 32 pages
    Menasha Ridge Press; ISBN: 0897322029; 1 edition (October 1, )

    Kayak : The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique
    by William Nealy
    Paperback: 184 pages
    Menasha Ridge Press; ISBN: 0897320506; 1 edition (March 1, 1986)

    The Kayak Express!, with 250%20 Visual Aids (Getting off the Ground Series)
    by Mark B. Solomon, et al

    Kayaking (Know the Sport)
    Loel Collins
    Paperback / Book Published 1996

    Kayaking (Paddling Basics , No 2)
    Kayaking (Paddling Basics , No 2)
    by Cecil Kuhne, Cherie Kuhne
    Paperback from Stackpole Books
    Kenai Canoe Trails
    Listed under Alaska

    Keystone Canoeing : A Guide to Canoeable Water of Eastern Pennsylvania
    by Edward Gertler
    Listed under Pennsylvania

    On Celtic Tides: One Man's Journey Around Ireland by Sea Kayak
    by Chris Duff
    Paperback from Griffin Trade Paperback
    Paddle to Perfection (Getting Off the Ground Series)
    Gary Solomon, Mark Solomon
    Paperback / Book Published 1997

    Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State
    by Sandy Huff et al.
    Listed under Florida Sports

    A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park
    by Johnny Molloy
    Listed under Florida Sports

    Paddling Illinois : 64 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak
    by Mike Svob, Judith Ettenhofer (Editor)
    Listed under Illinois

    Paddling Michigan
    by Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Hillstrom
    Listed under Michigan

    Performance Kayaking
    Stephen B. U'Ren
    Paperback / Book Published 1990

    Pocket Guide to Basic Canoeing
    Bruce Newell, Ron Cordes
    Paperback / Book Published 1994

    Point Conception to Mexico - A Common Man Kayak Adventure
    David D. Powdrell, Peggy Lindt (Illustrator)

    Paddling Southern Wisconsin : 82 Great Trips By Canoe & Kayak
    by Mike Svob
    Listed under Wisconsin

    by Paul Dutky

    Quiet Water Canoe Guide, Maine : Best Paddling Lakes and Ponds for All Ages
    by Alex Wilson, et al
    Paperback: 310 pages
    Appalachian Mountain Club; ISBN: 1878239368; (April )

    Rowing to Latitude : Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge
    by Jill A. Fredston
    Hardcover - 288 pages 1st edition
    North Point Press; ISBN: 0374281807

    Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble
    Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble: True Stories and Their Lessons from Sea Kayaker Magazine
    by Matt Broze, George Gronseth, Christopher Cunningham
    Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast
    Tamsin Venn
    Listed under New England

    Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide
    by Shelley Johnson, et al

    Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast : Coastal Paddling Adventures from New York to Chesapeake Bay
    by Tamsin Venn
    Paperback: 240 pages
    Appalachian Mountain Club; ISBN: 1878239317;

    Solo Canoeing on Quietwater (Nuts 'N Bolts Series)
    Lou Glaros, Les Fry (Illustrator)
    Paperback / Book Published 1996

    Southern Georgia Canoeing: A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of the Western Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Georgia Coast and Okefenokee Swamp
    Bob Sehlinger, Don Otey
    Listed under Georgia

    The Survival of the Bark Canoe
    by John McPhee
    In an age of mass-produced and disposable objects, traditional crafts are becoming extinct, and appreciation for craftsmanship has become a hobby for the wealthy dilettante. But here and there, a few stalwart individuals carry on the old traditions. Henri Vaillancourt of Greenville, New Hampshire is in large part responsible for the continuing survival of the birch bark canoe. McPhee tells the story not only of Vaillancourt and his work, but of the canoe's role in American history. Many McPhee fans consider this lovely and lucid book one of his finest works.
    Paperback: ; Noonday Press; ISBN: 0374516936; (May 1982)

    Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble: True Stories and Their Lessons from Sea Kayaker Magazine
    by Matt Broze (Contributor), et al

    Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature
    by Gilbert C. Bourne
    Includes sections on Theory of Rowing, the Art of Rowing, Oars and Boats, On Coaching, and On Muscular Action in Rowing.
    Listed under Rowing

    Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe
    by Vera B. Williams
    Reading level: Ages 4-8
    Paperback Reprint edition (August 1984)

    Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling
    by Alan S. Kesselheim
    Listed under Cooking for Campers

    Water's Edge: Women Who Push the Limits in Rowing, Kayaking & Canoeing
    Linda Lewis
    Paperback / Book Published 1992

    We Survived Yesterday: Kayaking from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas
    John Reseck
    Paperback / Book Published 1994

    White Water Kayaking (Adventure Sports Series)
    Ray Rowe
    Paperback / Book Published 1989

    Watertrail : The Hidden Path Through Puget Sound
    by Joel W. Rogers
    Beautiful photographs augment this account of a 440-mile sea kayak trip along the Cascadia Marine Trail of Washington State's Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Db.
    Paperback: 124 pages
    Sasquatch Books; ISBN: 1570610959;

    KAYAKING MADE EASY, 2nd Edition
    by Dennis Stuhaug
    Paperback: 240 pages
    Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 0762701889; 2nd edition (July )

    The Whitewater Sourcebook : A Directory of Information on American Whitewater Rivers
    by Richard Penny

    River Rescue : A Manual for Whitewater Safety
    by Les Bechdel, Slim Ray (Contributor)

    The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island
    by Jennifer Paigen, Karen Svenson (Illustrator)
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Down East Books; ISBN: 0892723807; (December )

    Sea Kayak Rescue: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques
    by Roger Schumann, et al
    The nimble sea kayak is inherently unstable - so it's just a matter of time before you find yourself in the drink! Your ability to right the kayak and reenter it quickly and easily can spell the difference between a dunk and a disaster. Let expert instructors Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner show you the full range of kayak rescues, suitable for beginners and experts alike. From the basic Self-Paddlefloat Rescue and T Rescue to the more advanced Eskimo Rolls, this manual includes every technique you will ever need to rescue yourself - and others - in all sea kayaking conditions. Look inside for information on: safety equipment; easier Eskimo Rolls; solo reentries; assisted reentry techniques; towing methods for disabled boats; rescues in rough water; swimmer rescues; tales of real-life rescues; and simple and fun exercises for building skills and confidence. The Publisher

    Whitewater : The Thrill and Skill of Running the World's Great Rivers
    by Mark Blaine, Scott Shipley (Introduction)
    Hardcover: 255 pages
    Black Dog & Leventhal Pub; ISBN: 1579122116; (October )

    Wild Shore: Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak
    by Greg Breining
    Hardcover from Univ of Minnesota Pr (Trd)

    Beyond the Paddle : A Canoeist's Guide to Expedition Skills : Poling, Lining, Portaging and Maneuvering Through the Ice
    by Garrett Conover, Jerry Stelmok (Illustrator)
    (Paperback - April 1991)
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    Canoeing (Teach Yourself)
    Ray Rowe
    Paperback / Book Published 1993
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    Canoes of Oceania
    by Haddon A. C., J. Hornell
    (Paperback - June 1975)
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    Nahanni : The River Guide (rev. ed.)
    by Peter Jowett
    Out of Print - Try Used Books

    Paddle and Portage - The Floater's Guide to Wyoming Rivers
    Dan Lewis
    Paperback / Book Published 1991
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    White Water Nepal: A Rivers Guidebook for Rafting & Kayaking
    Peter Knowles, Dave Allardice / Paperback / Book Published 1997
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    Whitewater Gems of the Alps
    Joseph Haas / Hardcover / Book Published 1996
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