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Kayak Companion - JOE GLICKMAN

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Published: 5th May 2003
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You can tell kayaks are cool, writes Joe Glickman, by the number of times they appear in advertisements for SUVs and beer. Today these sleek, fast watercraft are more popular than they have ever been in their 10,000-year history.

In THE KAYAK COMPANION, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how to deal with lightning, big fish, and marauding powerboats.

As Glickman discusses kayaking techniques, he interweaves stories of his own adventures as a kayaker, including such magical moments as the time when he saw a magnificent moon rise over New York City's Jamaica Bay and the day he almost made a fatal error during a ferocious 12-hour blizzard in Montana.

THE KAYAK COMPANION not only provides kayakers with essential information, it also inspires enthusiasm for one of the fastest-growing sports in North America.

Advance praise for The Kayak Companion: "The rise of silent, muscle-powered sports is one of the few heartening heartening trends in modern American life, and Joe Glickman has done his part to help turn casual paddlers into lifelong obsessives." Joe Glickman, one of the premier paddlers in North America, has spent countless hours in kayaks of all kinds, and learned the finer points of paddling the hard way. In The Kayak Companion, he shares his sense of fun along with his knowledge" "The text provides inspiring insight into what makes kayakers tick and is a suitable introduction for the newcomer." -- Woodland Hills (CA) Daily News



"A quick flip through ... reveals a lot of info for the beginner paddler and some interesting anecdotes for the more experienced kayaker." -- Atlantic Coastal Kayaker



"Glickman shares his knowledge, all gained the hard way, and uses his sense of humor to keep you entertained." -- Nashville Tennessean

"With expert guidance and fun, Glickman gives paddlers solid information on everything from how to climb into a kayak to how to read a compass." -- Sweat Magazine

" ... offers guidance from basic launch and stroke techniques to navigation, gear and rescue scenarios." -- Sea Kayaker The text provides inspiring insight into what makes kayakers tick and is a suitable introduction for the newcomer. Woodland Hills (CA) Daily News



A quick flip through reveals a lot of info for the beginner paddler and some interesting anecdotes for the more experienced kayaker. Atlantic Coastal Kayaker



Glickman shares his knowledge, all gained the hard way, and uses his sense of humor to keep you entertained. Nashville Tennessean

With expert guidance and fun, Glickman gives paddlers solid information on everything from how to climb into a kayak to how to read a compass. Sweat Magazine

offers guidance from basic launch and stroke techniques to navigation, gear and rescue scenarios. Sea Kayaker

" The text provides inspiring insight into what makes kayakers tick and is a suitable introduction for the newcomer. "Woodland Hills (CA) Daily News"

A quick flip through reveals a lot of info for the beginner paddler and some interesting anecdotes for the more experienced kayaker. "Atlantic Coastal Kayaker"

Glickman shares his knowledge, all gained the hard way, and uses his sense of humor to keep you entertained. "Nashville Tennessean" ""

With expert guidance and fun, Glickman gives paddlers solid information on everything from how to climb into a kayak to how to read a compass. "Sweat Magazine" ""

offers guidance from basic launch and stroke techniques to navigation, gear and rescue scenarios. "Sea Kayaker""

ISBN: 9781580174855
ISBN-10: 158017485X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 5th May 2003
Publisher: Storey Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.23