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This ultimate illustrated how-to guide to the art and craft of canoeing is from the hit public television series--Trailside: Make Your Own Adventure. Author: Gordon Grant. Plastic, waterproof soft cover; 192 pages; full-color photographs and illustrations. W.W. Norton and Co.; copyright 1997. To help you quickly gain the skills you need, this guide includes: first canoe, into the water, hold the paddle, sweep strokes, draw strokes. Correction strokes, combining strokes, honing your skills, camping by canoe. Open-water crossings, wind and waves, first whitewater trip, recognizing eddies, eddy turns, peel outs, wave surfing and scouting rapids. River and boating safety includes: rules of moving water simplified, universal river signals, stability games, re-entering a swamped canoe. Safe swimmer positions, river difficulty scale, self-rescue and lead and sweep positions.
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