The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071748717
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 723
"...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

The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071362108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 307
View: 9891
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.

Sea Kayaker's Pocket Guide

Author: Shelley Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071375283
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 7011
Written by a nationally recognized kayaking instructor, this pocket guide provides paddlers with quick, concise answers and no-frills advice on how to deal with more than 100 situations they will likely encounter at some point, regardless of experience. 100 illustrations.

Sea Kayak Navigation

Author: Franco Ferrero
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906095031
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 105
View: 3538
Sea Kayak Navigation is recommended as support material for the new British Canoe Union navigation courses that are currently being introduced.

The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition

Author: David Seidman,Roseann Beggy Hanson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071362375
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 2998
Expanded to include sections on seamanship, navigation, and health issues, the completely updated and redesigned new edition of David Seidman’s bestselling guide reaffirms its reputation as the best sea kayaking guide available. A top-to-bottom introduction for novice and mid-level kayakers, this highly visual handbook provides kayakers with the whole scoop on everything from gear, transportation, and paddling technique to the finer points of Eskimo rolling, rescue protocol, group and solo paddling.

Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists
Author: Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452508496
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 380
View: 1160
In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouse’s work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheres—weather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminology—are discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is out—and landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming

Author: Simon Priest,Michael A. Gass
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 149258665X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 448
View: 1660
Some books address outdoor leadership; others focus on adventure programming. None delve into the specifics of both topics like Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, does. The first edition of this book helped define the body of knowledge for an emerging profession. Two editions later, this groundbreaking text—now in full color—provides adventure leaders with the tools and evidence they need to show that their outdoor programs are effective and have a lasting impact on their participants. Internationally renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass have significantly updated the content, based on the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of adventure education and leadership. They have reorganized chapters to conform to their new model of building core competencies. In addition, this third edition includes the following features: • Material on technology, social justice, cultural adaptation, sustainability, and facilitation techniques • An online instructor guide that offers activities, discussion questions, and assessments compiled from a group of acclaimed instructors • A digital field handbook that offers quick reference to key models, concepts, and checklists covered in the text • An expanded version of global perspectives, valuable for long-standing programs as well as those just beginning to enter the field Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming details both the art and science of adventure leadership, helping a new generation of outdoor leaders develop their skills. The text extends the focus on evidence-based models, theories, and best practices, showing that science and research are as important to the profession as the natural beauty of the environment. The book describes the core competencies of outdoor leadership, providing a framework that helps leaders connect with participants in meaningful ways, based on mutual goals. The focus on the science side is invaluable to new leaders and less-experienced leaders, and it is a great refresher for leaders with more experience. This new edition offers a more detailed look at diversity and cultural competencies, preparing leaders to effectively manage diverse populations of participants. In addition, the content is in line with the updated accreditation standards from the Association for Experiential Education. The opening chapters of Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming supply a solid foundation in the research, philosophy, ethics, and history of outdoor leadership. Numerous chapters explore the skills leaders need, with topics that include technical activity, safety and risk management, environment, organization, instruction, and facilitation. The authors also examine leadership styles and conditional leadership issues, communication, sound judgment, decision making, problem solving, and the trends and issues in adventure programming. Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming will help readers understand the four adventure program areas—recreation, education, development, and therapy—and how they influence the delivery of outdoor leadership. The book is a valuable resource for the training and education of future outdoor leaders. It will help readers know why they should work in the profession and understand how they can make a difference by being an effective outdoor leader.

Sea Kayak Paddling Through History

Vancouver & Victoria
Author: Aileen Stalker,Andrew Nolan
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765572
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
View: 562
"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.

KAYAK DE MAR. Guía esencial sobre las técnicas y el equipamiento (Color)

Author: Johan Loots
Publisher: Editorial Paidotribo
ISBN: 9788480195126
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 850
La intencion al escribir este libro ha sido motivar al lector para que se introduzca en este fascinante mundo de la tecnica y equipamiento en la practica de Kayak.

Kayaking the Texas Coast

Author: John Whorff
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603442251
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
View: 9786
“Few experiences compare with navigating a sea kayak through a large sandy bay lined with oyster-shell beaches, past golden sand dunes into rough ocean waters, then surfing back onto a wind-swept beach at sunset.”—from the Introduction Half of the nearly 400-mile Texas coastline is flanked by barrier islands. Behind them, large and small bays shelter estuarine marshes, oyster-reef communities, and sea grass meadows that teem with wildlife, creating a bird watcher's and angler's paradise. For an intimate encounter with these natural treasures, no other water craft can compare to a kayak. Veteran kayaker John Whorff’s Kayaking the Texas Coast is an essential guide for beginning and experienced kayakers to the many miles of shoreline that surround the shallow bays, lagoons, and islands of the Texas coast. Novices will appreciate this book’s detailed information about where to paddle and camp, what to see, and where to obtain additional information about safety and route planning. Accomplished kayakers will enjoy Whorff’s enticing route descriptions and other pertinent details on paddling the Texas coastline. Opening with an extended introductory text that covers kayaks and equipment, safety considerations and emergencies, camping dos and don’ts, and helpful resources, Kayaking the Texas Coast also lists useful websites and guidebooks. In the main portion of the text, the coast is organized into ten destinations, from the Galveston Bay complex in the north to Boca Chica State Park in the south. For each of these destinations, Whorff provides information on navigational aids, planning considerations, accommodations, and directions to launch sites before describing various paddling routes within each destination—around seventy routes in all. Each route is ranked for difficulty as “beginner,” “intermediate,” or “advanced.” Detailed maps and vivid photographs by the author complete the package. "Kayaking the Texas Coast is your must-have guidebook to the coastline and bays of the Lone Star State. Many miles of sea kayaking adventure are described, along with maps and discussion of the natural world encountered along the way. My copy will be riding in car and kayak with me. I look forward to seeing with my own eyes what the author has described and mapped."-- Natalie Wiest, founder and director, Galveston Bay Information

Sea Kayak

A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers
Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706173
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
View: 3958
This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.

Kayaking the Vermilion Sea

Eight Hundred Miles Down the Baja
Author: Jonathan Waterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803380
Category: Travel
Page: 224
View: 3227
The story of an epic journey on the legendary Sea of Cortes--and of the struggle of a man and a woman to come to terms with nature, themselves, and each other. Kayaking the Vermilion Sea is an exhilarating, lyrical journal filled with the region's lore, history, and natural wonders.

Kayaking Georgian Bay

Author: Jonathon Reynolds,Heather Smith
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
ISBN: 9781550462807
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
View: 1111
This book contains 25 individual kayaking routes on Georgian Bay divided between four areas and includes routes for all skill levels including expert deep water areas to sheltered routes for novices.

Extreme Sea Kayaking

Author: Eric J. Soares,Michael Powers
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070507180
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 121
View: 907
High-energy, high-adrenaline sea kayaking in surf, along rocky shores, in extreme weather conditions, is like no other experience in the world. Two of the world's top extreme sea kayakers have written the only tell-all, how-to manual for this wild sport, complete with riveting anecdotes. Learn here how the pros handle the wildest conditions, and read their advice (complete with spectacular photographs) on The Mighty sea--judging surf conditions and hazards; Exposed coast and open sea navigation and voyaging; Paddling techniques for ocean whitewater; Special techniques for bracing, recovery, and rescue in adverse conditions.

Paddling the Sunshine Coast

Author: Dorothy Drope,Bodhi Drope
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781550171648
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 2047
Paddling the Sunshine Coast will introduce both new and experienced sea kayakers to the matchless paddling opportunities stretching from Howe Sound in the south to Desolation Sound in the north, and including Sechelt Inlet and Jervis Inlet. One of the most scenic areas in the world, the Sunshine Coast offers everything from surging saltwater cataracts to calm, contained coves. One can observe eagles, all manner of sea ducks, otters, mink, coon, intertidal creatures and even the occasional whale. This informative and user-friendly book is the only guide to kayaking in this paddler's paradise scattered with secluded islands, coves and inlets. Bodhi and Dorothy have combed the coast from top to bottom, discovering all the hidden treasures in between, and they have documented their personal experience along with photographs, illustrations and maps. For paddlers of all experience levels, the introduction includes essential tips on dealing with the Sunshine Coast's weather, tides, and various hazards, camping with minimal impact on the environment, and interacting with the flora and fauna. Bodhi and Dorothy Drope have been wandering the wilds of Canada since their childhoods in Manitoba. On arriving in BC in the early '80s they discovered the joys of sea kayaking. They were so taken by the sport that they now own and operate a sea kayaking company on the Sunshine Coast. The idea for this book occurred several years ago and since then each trip has seen them documenting with pen, paper and camera.

Alone in the Sound

An Explorers Guide to Sea Kayaking Alaska's Prince William Sound
Author: Denis Dwyer
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502316974
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 212
View: 2084
Alone in the Sound is a guidebook designed to help sea kayakers of all skill levels to plan and successfully complete self-propelled paddling trips through the wilderness waterways of Alaska's Prince William Sound. Dozens of photographs help to illustrate campsites, wildlife, topography, and waterways that will be encountered in the sound. Internet links to sites where the reader can find more information on the topic at hand are live in the e-book version and printed out in the paperback version. Topics covered in the book include: The History and Geology of Prince William Sound Trip Logistics Charts, Maps, and Navigation Solo and Group Travel Camping and Paddling Skills Communications and Electronics Tactics for Dealing with Bears Wind and Waves Tides, Currents, and Fog Glaciers, Ice, and Cold Water Weather and Weather Forecasts Animal and Plant Life Equipment and Clothing Checklist and Evaluation All Campsite Coordinates Logbook Entries with Detailed Route Descriptions

Guía del observador de nubes

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Salamandra
ISBN: 9788498381306
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 481
¡Qué aburrida sería la vida si tuviéramos que sufrir monótonos cielos despejados día tras día! Según mantiene este insólito libro, primera publicación oficial de la Sociedad de Apreciación de las Nubes, dedicar unos minutos cada día a observar las nubes puede convertirse en una gran fuente de placer. En palabras del autor, «nada en la naturaleza puede competir con la variedad y el dramatismo de las nubes; nada está a la altura de su belleza sublime y efímera». Sus ideas principales se articulan en un breve y genial manifiesto: creemos que las nubes tienen, injustamente, mala reputación, y la vida sería incomparablemente más pobre sin ellas. Por ello, lucharemos contra la obligada preferencia por los cielos azules. La Guía del observador de nubes combina curiosidades, anécdotas y datos científicos, así como pinceladas sobre la relación de las nubes con la literatura, la iconografía religiosa o la mitología. No es un tratado meteorológico, aunque contiene información abundante, pues conocer las razones científicas de algo nos ayuda a disfrutarlo. En último término, esta guía supone la apasionada celebración de un pasatiempo despreocupado pero intensamente vital.

Las ciudades perdidas de los mayas

Author: Claude F. Baudez,Sydney Picasso
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mayas
Page: 176
View: 1293