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Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting
by Graeme Addison

Clear, concise text and easy-to-read illustrations show how to read the water and maneuver the craft. Chapters on safety cover the basic equipment, such as PFDs, throwbags, and ropes, as well as risk management, capsize drills, and rope handling. An extensive listing of contacts and select destinations is also included. The wealth of action photos is both entertaining and instructive.

The Complete Whitewater Rafter The Complete Whitewater Rafter
by Jeff Bennett

This is the manual endorsed by professional guides, instructors, and recreational river runners everywhere. With comprehensive step-by-step coverage starting with the first run, it includes tips from top guides, outfitters, and instructors, plus the most complete guide to Class V rafting techniques ever assembled.

Breaking into the Current Breaking into the Current
Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon
by Louise Teal

The companies that run chartered boat trips along the majestic but treacherous 226-mile stretch of the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek were bastions of sexism from the early part of the 20th century to the 1970s. They assumed that women were neither strong nor capable enough to pilot a boat full of people through the Grand Canyon. In this volume, Teal, a journalist and boatwoman herself, disproves that theory by cataloging the stories of 11 women who became commercial boat pilots in the 1970s.

The Doing of the Thing The Doing of the Thing
The Brief Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holstrom
by Vince Welch, Cort Conley, Brad Dimock

Biography of America's great river runner, Buzz Holmstrom: the first to run the Green and Colorado Rivers alone in 1937. Born in the coastal logging communities of coastal Oregon, Holmstrom built his own wooden boats and soloed several of the country's great whitewater rivers. He died mysteriously on the Grande Ronde River at age 37.

The Liquid Locomotive: Legendary Whitewater River Stories The Liquid Locomotive: Legendary Whitewater River Stories
by John Long (Editor), Hai-Van K. Sponholz (Editor)

In kayaks and rafts, they take on the world's most extreme whitewater. Come along with this adrenaline-driven band of paddlers for a thrilling ride on the Liquid Locomotive, down whitewater rivers across the globe. This gripping collection of 25 stories is guaranteed to keep you riveted, run after exciting run.

Basic Essentials Rafting, 2nd Edition Basic Essentials Rafting, 2nd Edition
(Basic Essentials)
by Jib Basic Essentials of Rafting Ellison, Paula Brisco (Editor)

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.

Destinations
Whitewater Whitewater
The Thrill and Skill of Running the World's Great Rivers
by Mark Blaine, Scott Shipley (Introduction)

The popular sports of whitewater rafting, boating and kayaking come to life in this practical yet lavishly visual survey, featuring detailed profiles of the world's greatest rivers.

World Whitewater: A Global Guide for River Runners World Whitewater: A Global Guide for River Runners
by Jim Cassady, Dan Dunlap

Whether you're up for the most challenging runs in the remotest places on earth, or are just looking for a lovely flatwater float, you will find them all here. World Whitewater is the only complete international guide to the legendary rivers of the world. It gives you all the information you need to plan your expedition. Wherever you picture yourself, World Whitewater can get you there.

Fast and Cold : A Guide to Alaska Whitewater Fast and Cold : A Guide to Alaska Whitewater
by Andrew Embick

Alaska's whitewater rivers offer kayakers and rafters unforgettable journeys of excitement and beauty. Fast & Cold is a comprehensive guide to seventy-nine of the best, including the five-star Alsek, Charley, Happy, and Kiagna Rivers.

White Water Nepal White Water Nepal
A Rivers Guidebook for Kayakers and Rafters
by Peter Knowles, Andy Watt, Dave Allardice
Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide
The Best Whitewater Runs in New England and New York-Novice to Expert
by Bruce Lessels, Ray Gabler

If you paddle whitewater in the northeastern United States, or intend to, this should be the first guide you purchase.

Texas Whitewater Texas Whitewater
by Steve Daniel

This book has identified all the information you need to locate true whitewater in the state of Texas.

Washington Whitewater : The 34 Best Whitewater Rivers Washington Whitewater : The 34 Best Whitewater Rivers
by Douglass A. North

Gives all the information you need before running a river: maps, river flow data including recommended ranges, directions to the put-ins and take-outs, and river logs identifying various rapids and hazards (as well as suggestions on how to negotiate them).

Wildwater West Virginia Wildwater West Virginia
by Paul Davidson, Ward Eister, Dirk Davidson (Contributor), Charlie Walbridge (Contributor)

For over two decades Wildwater West Virginia has been helping canoeists, kayakers, and rafters run rivers in the Mountain State. Now in its original single volume, this guide presents the combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, showing the way to unexpected beauty and excitement.

Rescue & Safety
River Rescue : A Manual for Whitewater Safety River Rescue : A Manual for Whitewater Safety
by Les Bechdel, Slim Ray (Contributor)

Les Bechdel and Slim Ray are among the pioneers in river rescue. This third edition should be a well-thumbed and dog-eared reference in the library of any safety-conscious boater or rescue professional.

Whitewater Rescue Manual Whitewater Rescue Manual
New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafters
by Charles Walbridge, Wayne A. Sundmacher (Contributor)

Whitewater Rescue Manual is for all whitewater paddlers, beginner to expert. This book presents the best techniques for self-rescue and rescue of companions on the river.

River Safety : A Floaters Guide River Safety : A Floaters Guide
by Stan Bradshaw

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