Complete Book of Canoeing

Book Description

The Complete Book of Canoeing is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that veteran canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. You'll learn about basic equipment, tandem paddling, reading the water, field medicine, coping with wind and waves, lining and tracking, canoeing with children, river rescue and survival, and much more! Heavily illustrated with pictures and helpful diagrams and written with Herb's irresistible sense of humor, this book is a must have for every canoeing adventure.

About Gordon, I. Herbert

Herb Gordon has been paddling North American waterways for more than 30 years. He is currently a national wilderness trip leader and canoe instructor. During his twenty years as a writer and senior producer at NBC News, he won the coveted Peabody award three times for his documentaries. His articles have appeared in such publications as Field & Stream, Skiing, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.