Basic Illustrated Kayaking


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Basic Illustrated Kayaking includes a buying guide to kayak design, kayak features, accessories, and gear so the reader can decide the kind of kayak that is right for him or her. The book is packed with step-by-step information on transporting, launching, and landing, basic and advanced strokes, techniques, navigation, rescues, and expedition planning. It focuses on recreational (flatwater) kayaking, providing step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos.

    Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, Falcon Guides' BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

    Featuring topics such as:

    • Recreational kayaking
    • Gear
    • Storage
    • Launching & Landing
    • Strokes
    • Rolling
    • Signaling
    • Navigation
    • Rescues
    • Care & Repair

    About the Authors

    Bill and Mary Burnham are the author of two award-winning books, Florida Keys Paddling Atlas and Hiking Virginia, both FalconGuides, and are also the authors of Knack Car Camping, The Complete Florida Beach Guide, Day Hikes Near DC, and numerous other Falcon books. In addition to being travel writers, the Burnhams are kayak guides and instructors who split their time between Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the Florida Keys. In summer they lead visitors through historic creeks, bayside marshes and seaside barrier islands of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. In winter, they fly south to explore the mangrove paradise of the Florida Keys and Everglades. Bill is an ACA-certified coastal kayak instructor and has taught children’s kayak camps.

    Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include Northeastern Wilds. His work has also appeared in Knack Car Camping, Knack Canoeing for Everyone, and Knack Dog Care & Training, and in such magazines as Outside and Audubon. Visit the photographer at

    Eli Burakian is a freelance photographer. Visit the photographer at

    More Info

    Title Basic Illustrated Kayaking
    Author Bill and Mary Burnham
    Photographers Stephen Gorman and Eli Burakian
    Publisher Falcon Guides; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2014)
    Language  English
    Format Paperback
    Length 144 pages
    ISBN-10 0762792671
    ISBN-13 978-0762792672
    Item Weight 0.635 ounces
    Dimensions  6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

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