Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Resc


Author: Doug Alderson,Doug Alderson Michael Pardy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071435628
Category:
Page: 199
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Sea Kayaker Magazine's Handbook of Safety and Rescue


Author: Doug Alderson,Michael Pardy
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071388900
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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From two of Canada's premier sea kayaking instructors and the leading magazine of the sport comes the ideal book for any paddler wanting to venture safely beyond sheltered waters. This essential handbook shows how to understand weather, waves, and currents; use emergency communications; analyze risk; and perform a wide variety of kayak rescues.

Sea Kayaking

The Classic Manual for Touring, from Day Trips to Major Expeditions
Author: John Dowd
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771641444
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 6592
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Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.

Sea Kayaking

Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Expedition Planning
Author: Dan Henderson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853452
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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* Features 130 demonstrative photographs and 30 charts and illustrations * Written by a veteran paddling coach and expert in kayak stroke efficiency * Advice from expert contributors throughout adds full range of experience The latest addition to the award-winning Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills to Advanced Paddling Techniques, offers authoritative advice for paddlers of all levels, from beginners considering their first gear purchase to competitive kayakers looking to perfect their forward stroke. As a longtime paddling professional and National Team coach, author Dan Henderson draws from a lifetime of personal experience, teaching, and his academic research in exercise science to instruct readers on everything they need to know to get out on the water, including: * Gear -- how to pick the right kayak for your body size, skill level, and lifestyle * Foundations of safety, how to plan and prepare, and must-know advice for assisted and self-rescue * Basic paddling styles to advanced techniques (side slipping, edging, bracing) * Techniques for a range of conditions caused by wind, waves, currents, swells, and more * Expedition planning and camping * Getting the most out of kayaking for fitness “Dan’s participation in paddlesports is celebrated by a lifetime of contribution to the sport, friendships that span the globe and professional success across all disciplines of paddling. The opportunity to learn from Dan’s experience will only add to your enjoyment and success in the sport.” -- Joe Jacobi, Chief Executive Officer USA Canoe/Kayak

Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds


Author: Mary Ann Snowden
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765541
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 190
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For the experienced and novice alike, this comprehensive guide leads paddlers through some of the best kayaking waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Twenty trips are outlined, covering prime paddling destinations within Barkley and Clayoquot sounds, including the Deer Group, the Broken Group Islands, and Vargas, Flores and Meares islands. Each trip is headed with important information on tides, currents, safety considerations and launching. Included in each route description is practical information on the different land jurisdictions, campsites, suitable landings and paddling conditions. Sidebars embellish the history of shipwrecks, examine the Nuu-chah-nulth people and introduce interesting characters like Salal Joe and Fred Tibbs. Others detail some of the natural history of the west coast with topics ranging from grey whales to barnacles. This edition also provides well-researched information on the parks in the area, including Pacific Rim National Park and several parks within the BC Parks system.

Sea Kayak Paddling Through History

Vancouver & Victoria
Author: Aileen Stalker,Andrew Nolan
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765572
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
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"If the first person who lands gets to name the spot, Vancouver should be called Snauq for the First Nations village that was in the Kitsilano area or Khwaykhway (whoi-whoi) for the village in Stanley Park. . . ."Experience inner-city paddling with a guide that tells the story of BC's biggest city from water level. Explore history with the tales behind the people, bridges, lighthouses, museums and watercraft that come to life in this guide, which also includes a section on Victoria. Paddling through History explains place names, geology and other highlights, and is illustrated with maps and photos.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue


Author: John Lull
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780899972749
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
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Sea kayaking newcomers and advanced paddlers will benefit from the skills, techniques and advice in this original handbook. Veteran sea kayaker John Lull has written the most comprehensive manual available on sea kayaking safety. Step-by-step descriptions of real-life scenarios and numerous illustrations teach fundamental techniques and how to anticipate and respond to potential hazards of open water paddling.

The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition


Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071748717
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 4993
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"...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

Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble


Author: Christopher Cunningham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177985X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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29 STORIES THAT ILLUSTRATE WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN SAFETY IS LEFT ON SHORE Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble was a bestselling warning to kayakers: Do not let ignorance or arrogance get you hurt or even killed. Thousands heeded Deep Trouble's tales of tragedy; but even with the benefits of evolving technology and more safety options, kayakers still fall prey to human error. To renew the cautious attitude of seasoned paddlers and to instill safe practices in kayaking newbies, Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble presents more stories of kayaking trials, rescues, and tragedy. In these 29 stories collected from Sea Kayaker magazine, survivors and witnesses tell of their experiences with the dangers and risks of kayaking. You will feel the cold rush of water when paddlers fall in, the panic they feel when they do not know how to rescue themselves, and the anxiousness of loved ones waiting to hear any news. You will learn how whale watching could cost you your life, how life-saving electronics are only as good as the batteries you have in them, and how a float plan can initiate a timely search and rescue. End-of-story Lessons Learned summaries suggest what to do if you find yourself in similar unfortunate situations. Read these tales, understand the lessons learned in these incidents, and respect the advice given as you take your next kayaking adventure. This tome of danger and survival may ultimately save your life.

Kayaking Manual

The essential guide to all kinds of kayaking
Author: Bill Mattos
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332561
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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This is a modern illustrated how-to guide to kayaking, with authoritative information for beginners as well as the experienced paddler, all delivered with humor and enthusiasm. Presented in color with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic sequences and inspirational action images, this manual covers everything from flat water through to ocean paddling, white water and surfing. The book also explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of kayaking and, of course, the boats and paddles themselves, as well as weather, hydrodynamics, safety and rescue.

Dimensions of Leisure for Life

Individuals and Society
Author: Human Kinetics
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736082883
Category: Education
Page: 372
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"Leisure is everywhere, but its impact on people's lives is often overlooked. Leisure is more than “doing nothing” or “hanging out.” It has implications for society, affecting economics, politics, business, health, and the environment. On an individual level, it offers multiple opportunities for personal growth and development. And it contributes to a better quality of life for individuals and communities as a whole. With Dimensions of Leisure for Life: Individuals and Society, students will learn to understand and appreciate leisure and explore the ways that their leisure choices can help them lead happier, more balanced lives both now and in the future. ... With contributions from 22 leading professors, the book examines the following: the concept of leisure, including the various ways in which it has been defined and described, the benefits associated with it, the scope of the leisure industry field, and the basis for studying leisure as a social science; the impact of leisure on quality of life, health, physical activity and stress levels, and overall happiness and well-being; the social significance of leisure, including the interaction of leisure with history, contemporary society, technology, the environment, economics, and politics and public policy; the factors that influence each individual's leisure choices and level of involvement in leisure activities, such as awareness of local options, barriers of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status, geographic distribution of leisure spaces; and maturity level and stage of development."--Publisher.

Canoeing


Author: Laurie Gullion
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873224437
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 146
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Includes instruction in basic skills, choosing the right equipment, safety guidelines, and conditioning exercises.

Skiing Manual

Getting started: Equipment, techniques, safety, competition
Author: Bill Mattos
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785212604
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 805
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The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and, of course, the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue. It’s presented in colour with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and a wealth of inspirational action photographs. History of skiing - from prehistoric travel to Olympic competition Clothing and equipment for all types of skiing Learning to ski - carrying and putting on skis, choosing a ski school Life on the hill - what it's like on the mountain, how to buy a lift pass, and how to get around in the snow Skiing technique - from snow plough turns to extreme skiing Ski lifts - the different types, and how to use them Types of skiing - cross country, telemark, freeskiing and adventure skiing Mountain safety - avalanches, precautions, equipment and rescue Ski culture - Café culture and après skiing Ski travel - skiing around the world, and how to get there Competition disciplines - downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G, jumping, freestyle, cross country (and biathlon)

Piragüismo recreativo


Author: Álvaro Merino Jiménez,Javier Gómez Rodríguez
Publisher: Wanceulen Editorial
ISBN: 8498232996
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 156
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La sociedad actual ha experimentado un notable incremento de participantes en diversas actividades deportivas como consecuencia de un claro proceso de heterogeneización de la práctica deportiva y recreativa. La recreación ha adoptado mayor preponderancia y ha ido impregnando de su filosofía a un importante número de practicantes que prefieren una práctica físico-deportiva alternativa al modelo deportivo tradicional. Una de las principales áreas de mayor crecimiento en este sector se debe a la incorporación de las superficies de agua con un uso recreativo (piscinas, espacios acuáticos en el aire libre, lagos, ríos...). Estas reflexiones nos han servido como argumento a la hora de abordar el trabajo que se presenta en torno al ámbito del piragüismo. En nuestro caso concreto será la utilización de la piragua como recurso, en una doble vertiente. Por un lado la estrictamente recreativa, pero también por otro lado como iniciación a la competición. El objeto de este libro persigue satisfacer la demanda de los técnicos deportivos de piragüismo, así como la de los profesionales de las actividades acuáticas y del ocio y el tiempo libre. Para ello se presenta este deporte desde una perspectiva sencilla, recreativa y al alcance de cualquier practicante. El libro tiene un formato de manual de ayuda. Su estructura favorece su utilización a la hora de planificar las sesiones. Las propuestas de actividades, llevan implícitas una metodología basada en el planteamiento de superación de retos al alcance de los practicantes, que favorecen las experiencias de éxito y permiten una mejor adherencia a esta práctica deportiva. De igual manera, la ausencia de impactos, la sencillez que presenta el piragüismo para el control de la intensidad, la motivación por conocer un deporte nuevo y el contexto de la práctica hacen que las propuestas de actividades sean idóneas para el desarrollo de programas específicos destinados a poblaciones con necesidades educativas especiales y grupos de mayores. Los principales objetivos que nos hemos propuesto abordar en la elaboración de este libro son los siguientes: Presentar el piragüismo como una actividad con alto potencial recreativo Dar a conocer los principales materiales y sus aplicaciones recreativas. • Adaptar el piragüismo recreativo a poblaciones como los discapacitados y los mayores, que cada día demandan con mayor asiduidad una práctica adaptada a sus posibilidades.

Extreme Survival

Wilderness * Terrorism * Air * Sea * Land
Author: Bill Mattos,Antonio Akkermans,Bob Morrison,Harry Cook
Publisher: JG Press
ISBN: 9781464302695
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 429
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This is the ultimate guide to staying alive in extreme situations â?? those events we think will never happen to us, but one day might. This book is the key to surviving lifethreatening events, accidents, random attacks and politically motivated insurgencies where we live, work or take holidays. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this survivors' manual could save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes â?? at home, in the office, in the street, when traveling in unknown and inhospitable situations, or when exposed to the wilderness. Written by experts in the field, this authoritative book reveals the secrets of wilderness and urban survival, and teaches the essential skills needed to survive any jeopardy. Structured into two sections, the first shows the essential bushcraft skills needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to make shelters, how to find drinking water, how to start a fire from scratch, how to stalk and trap animals for food, and how to orienteer without a map. The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, selfdefense against personal attacks, and how to deal with car hijacking, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, this survival manual deals with identifying and anticipating risks and hazards early enough so you won't be caught off-guard. Then, if you are faced with extreme disaster or confrontation, you can respond positively and calmly to adversity.

Las ciudades perdidas de los mayas


Author: Claude F. Baudez,Sydney Picasso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mayas
Page: 176
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1491

una nueva historia de las Américas antes de Colón
Author: Charles C. Mann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
Page: 632
View: 8334
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Tradicionalmente, nos han enseñado que los primeros habitantes de América entraron en el continente atravesando el estrecho de Bering doce mil años antes de la llegada Colón. Se daba por supuesto que eran principalmente bandas reducidas y nómadas, y que v

Un día de nieve


Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 9780670837472
Category: African Americans
Page: 32
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS/BABY-PRESCHOOL

Moby-Duck


Author: Donovan Hohn
Publisher: AGUILAR
ISBN: 8403012330
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
View: 6480
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La verdadera historia de 28.800 patitos de goma y otros muñecos perdidos en el mar y de los oceanógrafos, ecologistas y demás lunáticos que salieron en su busca. Una odisea accidental. El 10 de enero de 1992 una tormenta sorprendió a un carguero que cruzaba el Pacífico de Hong Kong a Washington. Doce contenedores cayeron al mar. Uno de ellos se abrió y liberó 28.800 bolsitas de juguetes de plástico al mar. 7.200 patitos amarillos, 7.200 ranas verdes, 7.200 castores rojos y 7.200 tortugas azules navegaron las corrientes oceánicas hasta naufragar, ser presa de los animales marinos o quedar varados en playas inexploradas. El periodista Donovan Hohn leyó la noticia y decidió seguir el rastro a los juguetes de plástico. Su aventura lo llevó a lugares tan diversos como China, Alaska, Hawai, Escocia o el Ártico. Su estudió sirvió a miles de biólogos y oceanógrafos en todo el mundo para conocer las corrientes marinas al analizar el camino que habían seguido los patos. Pero descubrió una realidad mucho más aterradora: la de miles de objetos que caen o se tiran al mar todos los años y el peligro que estos suponen para los animales que habitan los océanos. Reseñas: «Yo leo Moby-Duck y recupero la excitación nerviosa de los grandes relatos de viajes que me gustaban tanto en mi adolescencia apocada y sedentaria, los inventados por Verne y Stevenson y los vividos de verdad por tantos exploradores que le revelaban a uno, aunque no hubiera salido de su pueblo, la maravilla de la amplitud y la variedad del mundo». Antonio Muñoz Molina «Una odisea quijotesca que despierta una enigmática curiosidad a la vez que nos descubre una gran problemática. Una obra que recoge lo mejor de las novelas de navegantes con un estilo periodístico locuaz, esta fascinante narración es el Moby-Dock de los patitos de goma a la deriva». Publishers Weekly «Como la novela de la que, al menos en parte, toma su nombre, Moby-Duck es una obra maestra de aventuras, ciencia, exploraciones y muchas más cosas, todo narrado con delicia». Nathaniel Philbrick, autor de The Last Stand «Una crónica finamente urdida... un viaje de descubrimiento delicioso y lleno de arte». Kirkus Reviews «Moby-Duck, una aventura maravillosamente premeditada y picaresca, nos lleva en un viaje transoceánico a través de un mundo moderno amenazado por su propia adicción al plástico. Se trata de un relato enormemente mordaz e ingenioso de héroes, villanos y juguetes de baño». Philip Hoare, autor de The Whale «¿Qué hacer con un libro como Moby-Duck? El punto de partida puede ser una nimiedad pero lo cierto es que es un tema de enorme profundidad y trasfondo medioambiental. Así que esto es lo que tienes que hacer con un libro como Moby-Duck: leerlo dos veces». Tom Bissell, autor de Chasing the Sea

Zen y el arte del mantenimiento de la motocicleta / Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788496867529
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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A first-person account of the narrator’s motorcycle journey with his 11-year-old son Chris is the backdrop for a philosophical discussion about the meaning of quality in this renowned novel from 1974. As the two travel from Minnesota to California, the artful maintenance required to keep the motorcycle running becomes a metaphor for how to combine the cold, rational world of technology and the warm, imaginative world of art. The daily care of the mechanical pieces, their correct functions, and the necessary equilibrium of the parts that make up the whole encapsulate the history of Western philosophy. The magic of this book, which has touched millions of readers all over the world, resides in its ability to captivate the reader with a heartwarming story while browsing philosophical heritage from Socrates to Kant, simultaneously examining the valuable counterweight of philosophical currents from the East. Un relato en primera persona del viaje en motocicleta del narrador con Chris, su hijo de once años, es el telón de fondo para una discusión filosófica sobre el significado de la calidad en esta novela famosa de 1974. Mientras los dos viajan desde Minnesota hacia California, el arte del mantenimiento necesario para mantener la motocicleta corriendo pasa a ser una metáfora de cómo conjugar el frío y racional mundo tecnológico y el cálido e imaginativo mundo del arte. El cuidado diario de las piezas mecánicas, su funcionamiento correcto y el equilibrio necesario de las partes que componen el todo resumen la historia de la filosofía occidental. La magia de este libro, que marcó a millones de lectores en todo el mundo, reside en su habilidad de cautivar al lector mediante una entrañable historia mientras explora el patrimonio filosófico desde Sócrates hasta Kant, al mismo tiempo examinando el valioso contrapeso de las corrientes filosóficas orientales.