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PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE ART OF CANOEING

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Author: Gary McGuffin
Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS
ISBN: 1-55046-377-2
ISBN #: 1-55046-377-2
Binding Type: Softcover
PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE ART OF CANOEING The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback.Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance.The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle.Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features: * Canoeist's vocabulary * Selecting the right canoe * Selecting the right paddle * Portaging techniques * Self-rescue techniques * Solo whitewater spins * Complete flatwater techniques * Complete whitewater techniques Reviews:The most comprehensive book ever written on canoeing technique... essential guide for recreational paddlers is packed with information. (Bushwacker's Wilderness Journal 20030705)Helpful to both seasoned and novice canoers. (Globe and Mail 20030629)Entirely practical, based on long experience, and aimed at anyone who simply wants to improve canoeing techniques. (Linda Turk Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal 200806)This is, quite simply, the best presented instructional canoeing book ever. It surpasses even Bill Mason. (Stuart Fisher Canoeist )Excellent for those ready to take basic skills to the next level. (John Helling Library Journal ) About the Authors:Gary and Joanie McGuffin are stars in the paddling world, well known for their wilderness expeditions as well as for their conservation efforts. They are the authors of Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, which won the 1996 Great Lakes Booksellers Award, and the bestselling Paddle Your Own Canoe, which set the standard for paddling instruction books. They live on a 300-acre wilderness preserve overlooking Lake Superior. ISBN: 1-55046-377-2 publish date: 01/31/2003

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