Encounters From A Kayak

Author: Nigel Foster
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790164
Size: 63.61 MB
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Encounters From A Kayak from the Author: Nigel Foster. What makes travel special? Perhaps the chill realization that a polar bear's eyes are fixed on you. Maybe it is the chance meeting with a man who buries sharks in a beach, only to dig them up months later, not out of morbid curiosity, but for food. Perhaps it is the undulating wing-beat of a dark shell-less gastropod in the canal of a 17th Century French sea port, or the criminal history of a rusting ship with a tree growing from its hold.Encounters in a Kayak brings the reader along on the magical experiences that surround sea kayaking. It’s about the animals, people, and special places around the globe that have grabbed the attention of renowned kayaker and writer Nigel Foster. His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak. The result is a book of broad appeal for those interested in kayaking, traveling, and adventure.

Dire Encounters

Author: Dolph C. Volker
Publisher: Dolph C. Volker
ISBN:
Size: 24.26 MB
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Dire Encounters from the Author: Dolph C. Volker. It was a time prior to the last Ice Age where mammalian mega fauna and jumbo flora dominated the landscape. Man was far from the dominant species on the planet. Unknown centuries had passed since the last of the up-rights had been eradicated or banished to the fringes of the great desert. History faded with time as well as the knowledge about the wars between the two factions; man and wolf. Some of the written history remained in the form of legendary petroglyphs and pictographs located inside primitive caves; dotting sporadically along the base of the northern and southern ranges of the Ormod Mountains. The writings recorded great battles between the species and even among themselves. What remained of the cave writings revealed a stagnation of war and hatred between Dire wolves and their enemy, the up-rights. No wolf knew why they were enemies of man, only that the ancient inscriptions publicized the hostilities between the species. Conflict was the only definable moment in their historical relationship. Pack leadership and the elders reinforced the lessons taught by the ancient writings that were scribed on the walls of their caves. Man was the enemy and there would be no reconciliation.

Kayak And Land Journeys In Ainu Mosir

Author: Guy De La Rupelle
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595346448
Size: 48.24 MB
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Kayak And Land Journeys In Ainu Mosir from the Author: Guy De La Rupelle. Kayak and Land Journeys in Ainu Mosir takes the reader into Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. The native inhabitants called this island Ainu Mosir, which means People of the Quiet Land. Guy de la Rupelle after having been to Hokkaido several times by motorcycle and meeting furtively these Ainu decides to take a longer look at who they are exactly and their current situation. To give a sense of purpose to his journey he packs two folding kayaks in his car, all his camping gear and spends six weeks meeting as many Ainu as he can, camps and paddles in the lakes, rivers and along the coastline of this amazing island, certainly the last wilderness left in Japan. It has been said that a good travel book is one in which the reader will discover new things as he travels with the writer. This is certainly the case. The reader will get a better sense of who the Ainu are through their voices as well as read about a part of Japan seldom written about by Westerners.

The Art Of Kayaking

Author: Nigel Foster
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025716
Size: 69.82 MB
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The Art Of Kayaking from the Author: Nigel Foster. The Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking offers more essential detail about commonly used techniques than ever before published in a single volume. Color photo action sequences show how to perfect skills, and how to apply them. Maps, tables, and diagrams walk the reader through essential planning steps. No matter which type of kayak, paddle, or style of paddling the reader prefers, the appropriate techniques are described clearly and concisely. The progression through the book makes it easy to start as a beginner and to access as much information as can be tackled at any stage of development up to and including the expert. It is a definitive manual designed to stand the test of time

Steller S Island

Author: Dean Littlepage
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850578
Size: 16.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Steller S Island from the Author: Dean Littlepage. "Stellar's Island is a fascinating tale of exploration in the era of sailing ships. It is about courage and scientific curiosity, even in uncharted waters, alien lands, and desperate circumstances, undaunted in the face of storms, scurvy, and shipwreck."--Jacket.

Sea Kayak Strokes

Author: Doug Alderson
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1926855892
Size: 59.33 MB
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Sea Kayak Strokes from the Author: Doug Alderson. Written for paddlers of all skill levels, Sea Kayak Strokes is a concise and fully illustrated instructional manual detailing tips and suggestions for improving and maintaining overall paddling technique. This highly effective guide will help you paddle your kayak farther, more safely and with less effort. When you do 1,500 strokes per hour, small improvements in your technique make a big difference in your comfort, success and overall progress.

God Encounters

Author: James Stuart Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439166901
Size: 56.63 MB
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God Encounters from the Author: James Stuart Bell. This touching collection of true stories shares personal accounts of God’s presence and activity in the lives of ordinary people throughout ordinary days—and how He shows up in extraordinary ways. God Encounters consists of approximately thirty stories with “life turning points” that illustrate how God is active in everyday life, through his involvement with physical crises, relationship issues, and life transitions. Readers will come away with new spiritual insights with life-changing implications, and the upbeat, comfortable, and accessible message makes each story appealing for every reader.

Adventure Kayaking Inland Waters

Author: Don Skillman
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899972500
Size: 40.93 MB
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Adventure Kayaking Inland Waters from the Author: Don Skillman. Paddle the premier inland waters of the Western States, where the scenery ranges from the fjord-like Ross Lake, nestled in the shadow of Washington State's Cascade Range, to the eroded, red-rocks of Utah's Lake Powell. Expert kayaker Don Skillman describes a range of varied trips to satisfy every type of kayaker.

The Simple Joys Of Kayak Fishing

Author: Mark Bange
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781530929542
Size: 48.68 MB
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The Simple Joys Of Kayak Fishing from the Author: Mark Bange. In a casual narrative style, the author recounts his on-the-water experiences while fishing from a kayak. He provides solid advice about various kayak fishing techniques. He explains that fly fishing is indeed possible and effective from a kayak and he covers the use of conventional light tackle. Although the text contains practical guidance, it is not strictly a "how-to" book. Rather it is a treatise that explains why kayak fishing is such an enjoyable pursuit. There are interesting vignettes of close encounters with various forms of wildlife while kayak fishing. There are humorous tales of fishing trips with others who also share a passion for kayak angling. But mostly it is about how a fishing kayak has expanded the angling horizons of one individual and how the hobby can do the same for the reader. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, The Simple Joys of Kayak Fishing is an entertaining read that will resonate strongly with existing kayak anglers and will entice those contemplating the hobby to join in on the fun.

Encounters With The Archdruid

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708630
Size: 59.86 MB
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Encounters With The Archdruid from the Author: John McPhee. The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes with friendliness, sometimes fighting hard across a philosophical divide.