editors, Pamela S. Dillon, Jeremy Oyen.

This book/DVD package provides practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, fitness, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills. The book gives step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river and whitewater, and sea kayaking, as well as instructions on more complex maneuvers and rolls. Chapter summaries, checklists, and quizzes are included. In addition to color photos and illustrations demonstrating techniques, the book includes a 34-minute DVD with demonstrations of paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. Dillon has served as an ACA instructor trainer in canoe and kayak. Oyen is the American Canoe Association director of safety education and instruction. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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