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Here at last is the thrilling memoir of the legendary
mountaineer Bradford Washburn, one of the last explorers and
adventurers of the twentieth century. Drawing from decades of
memories, journals, and an exquisite photographic collection,
Washburn completes the self-portrait of a man drawn to altitude,
from his first great climb of Mount Washington at age eleven,
through numerous first ascents of peaks all over the world, to
handily scaling a climbing wall at eighty-eight.
Puget Sound's best places to play both on and near the water--paddle, sail, cruise, hike, cycle, drive, GO!
The second in a series of waterproof, tear-resistant, full-color maps to the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The Trail links the watersheds of northern New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine, following Native American travel routes through the rivers of this region. It is now the longest inland recreational paddling trail in the northeast.
For a generation, the Basic Essentials series has been as much a
part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots.
Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the
veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable
and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for
facts in the field, Basic Essentials books tell you what you need
to know. Using the Basic Essentials Rafting you can discover how to
navigate rapids, obstacles, waves, and holes, follow vital safety
and first-aid procedures, maneuver a boat using various strokes,
contend with swims, wraps, and flips, follow rafting command, read
the difficulty of a river, plan a trip and much, much more. (5 1/2
x 8 1/2, 80 pages, illustrations, b&w photos)
"Paddling the Columbia" begins at the river's headwaters on Columbia Lake in British Columbia and provides comprehensive information for traveling its full 1245 miles to the Pacific. The guidebook enables serious paddlers to set a goal, like hiking the Pacific Crest Trail or climbing the Seven Summits but on water.
The book divides the river into 34 segments, detailing put-in and take-out points, campgrounds, various land manager
regulations, key riverside sites, dams and water releases, paddling times and distances, free-flowing areas, ferry schedules, and more. Introductory texts and sidebars cover local history, things to do nearby (like hot springs, hiking trails, or places to eat), as well as wildlife and scenery. Boat types and equipment are also covered. The overall tone is adventurous, funny, and introspective
Canoeing or kayaking the Okefenokee Swamp, on the border of Georgia
and Florida, is one of the Southeast's great paddling adventures.
Here is the first and only guide to all 110 miles of canoeable
waterways in the refuge. Thoughtfully organized, this book will
help paddlers plan and prepare for a safe and memorable trip, with
day trips and overnighters covered in detail. Also included is a
calendar of natural events in this unique ecosystem.
The Ocean: A Handbook is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. This beautiful book features short-subject deep dives on topics like science, sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, survival, and much more. From experienced seafarers to ocean novices, for those about to ride their first wave, stand-up paddle on a dive, find a simple "one pan" galley recipe, or identify a bird that landed on the bow, The Ocean is rich with how-to advice and instruction. - Features expert consultation and entertaining asides about the sea - Filled with more than 200 informative and evocative illustrations - A compilation of miscellany and delight for the ocean lover In The Ocean, a sense of respect and wonder for the ocean come together under a foil-stamped and textured cover. This handsomely packaged volume is the go-to guide for anyone captivated by the wonder, power, and mystery of the sea. - An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities involving the sea - The ultimate gift book for sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere - Perfect for people who live in coastal areas, those who love the ocean, sailing, and ships, and anyone captivated by the power and mystery of the sea - Add it to the shelf with books like SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman, Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, and Cabin Porn by Beaver Brook.
The fact that water skiing will soon be elevated to Olympic status, is reason enough to celebrate the 80th birthday of water skiing. Another reason is that the International Water Ski Federation (IWSF), under Graziano Tognala, will bring water skiing to new heights.
Health geography makes critical contributions to contemporary and emerging interdisciplinary agendas of nature-based health and health-enabling places. Couched in theory and critical empirical work on nature and health, this book addresses questions on the relationships between water, health and wellbeing. Water and blue space is a key focus in current health geography research and a new hydrophilic turn has emerged with a particular focus on the aspects of water which are affective, life-enhancing and health-enabling. Research considers the benefits and risks associated with blue space, from access to safe and clean water in the Global South, to health promoting spaces found around urban waters, to the deeper implications of climate change for water-based livelihoods and indigenous cultures. This book reflects recent theoretical debates within health geography, drawing from research in the public health, anthropology and psychology sectors. Broad thematic sections focus on interdisciplinary, experiential and equity-based elements of blue space, with individual chapters that consider indigenous and global health, water's healing properties, leisure and blue yogic culture, coastal landscapes, surfing, swimming and sailing, along with more contested hydrophobic dimensions. The interdisciplinary lens means this book will be extremely valuable to human geographers and cultural geographers. It will also appeal to practitioners and researchers interested in environmental health, leisure and tourism, health inequalities and public health more broadly.
High Performance Youth Swimming provides an in-depth view of the physiological, biomechanical, and multifaceted underpinning of swimming success, with a focus on youth. Considerations of both growth and maturation processes and the intricacies of the swimming training environment are core throughout the book. Divided into sections on physiology of swimming, motor control, biomechanics, and long-term well-being, the book also includes chapters from international contributors on: Strength and conditioning Skill acquisition Overtraining Burnout Respiratory health This volume is for those interested in enhancing their art of coaching through a deeper understanding of the science of swimming, including swimming coaches, those who wish - and question how - to best support youth swimming performance, or anyone interested in swimming science more generally.
Southern New England's rivers change little from year to year, but
human management of watersheds does. Access points change, water
levels are adjusted, new bridges are built, and water quality
continues to improve. In this completely updated and revised
edition of AMC's classic "River Guide:
Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island," paddlers of all ability
levels will find the comprehensive, straightforward information
they need to experience waterways from serene rivers to challenging
whitewater--and everything in between. Detailed river descriptions,
a reader-friendly format, and detailed maps make trip selection and
planning quick and easy. This guide provides up-to-date information
on more than 2,000 miles of river, including the Connecticut,
Deerfield, Concord, Housatonic, and many more. Whether a novice
canoeist, experienced kayaker, or seasoned angler, no paddler
should be without an "AMC River Guide."
Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.
The Complete Guide to Exercise in Water is the definitive practical
Exercise in water is enjoying a huge increase in popularity and it's not difficult to see why. This comprehensive guide discusses the undoubted value of incorporating it into a mainstream fitness programme, as well as the invaluable contribution exercise in water makes to the programmes of senior citizens and women keen to maintain ante- and postnatal fitness.
Intended for use by both amateurs and professionals, this book offers instructions on boat building. The author provides information on new products and their applications and attempts to simplify the task of building a boat.
Hawaiian Surfing is a history of the traditional sport narrated primarily by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspapers of the 1800s. An introductory section covers traditional surfing, including descriptions of the six Hawaiian surf-riding sports (surfing, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing). This is followed by an exhaustive Hawaiian-English dictionary of surfing terms and references from Hawaiian-language publications and a special section of Waikiki place names related to traditional surfing. The information in each of these sections is supported by passages in Hawaiian, followed by English translations. The work concludes with a glossary of English-Hawaiian surfing terms and an index of proper names, place names, and surf spots.
Freshwater Heritage: A History of Sail on the Great Lakes, 1670-1918 represents the culmination of a lifelong passion for sailing and for the history of sail as it applies to Canada. Author/sailor/boat builder Don Bamford takes us deep into the psyche of sailing as it applies to historical events on the Great Lakes and to stories of the people and places there at the time. His extensive historical research takes us back to the time of European contact, through the fate of the luckless Griffon and the achievements of the French in the era of sail. From the 1760s through to 1815, Bamford chronicles the glory years of the brigs, the schooners, the snows and the warships that dominated the lakes during the war years, with a particular emphasis on the War of 1812 and the race for naval domination of the Great Lakes. Much deserving attention is given to the shipbuilders and to the challenges of constructing these vessels in the wilderness of the colonies, all supported by carefully researched detail. Bamford also documents the critical role played by sailing vessels in the settlement process as newly arrived immigrants struggled to establish a home in a new land. The commercial role of sail on the Great Lakes is captured through the refinements to the schooners, the place of ships in the fur trade, the early days of fishing the lakes as an industry, the role of the timber droghers, the stone hookers and the first ore carriers of the first part of the 20th century. Never before has the place of sailing vessels in the early history of Canadas Great Lakes been so inclusive, and made so accessible to the general reader. Richly illustrated with archival visuals and photographs of significant works of art, and supported by a full index and extensive end matter, Freshwater Heritage is a must for both the armchair historian and those who love to sail.
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