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Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba

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  • Fighting the Currentby Lisa Bier

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel--and broke the existing record time in doing so. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women's swimming, women were swimming competitively 50 years earlier. This historical book details the early period of women's competitive swimming in the United States,... more...

  • Taking on the Worldby Ellen MacArthur

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything! This is her story, written intrue Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer. Passionate, dramatic... more...

  • The Physics of Scuba Divingby Marlow Anderson

    Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    While exploring the wonders of scuba diving, this educational account teaches the scientific and mathematical principles associated with the sport. Explaining how water pressure affects divers and describing exponential growth and decay in this context, it will appeal not only to academics, but also to scuba instructors and divers. With countless... more...

  • The Man Who Swam the Amazonby Matthew Mohlke; Martin Strel

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99

    Martin Strel looks like your typical middle-aged bloke. He likes a laugh, a drink and the sight of a pretty woman. But put him in water and he turns into a swimming machine.In April 2007, after 66 days, he became the first person to swim the Amazon, 3,274 miles from the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic shores of Brazil. On this extraordinary journey... more...

  • Chasing Deanby Tom Anderson

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 10.99

    Two childhood friends from small-town Wales meet in Miami for a summer road trip they've always dreamed of: to chase the swell of Hurricane Dean all the way up the US East Coast in search of once-in-a-lifetime surf. They embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery and a travel experience like no other.Mixing the humour of Sideways with the... more...

  • Alaska River Guideby Karen Jettmar

    Menasha Ridge Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    The rich tapestry of Alaska is threaded together by 365,000 miles of waterways, from cascading mountain streams to meandering valley rivers, from the meltwaters of glaciers to broad rivers that empty into the sea. This guide profiles a wide variety of rivers from all over Alaska, concentrating on trips for intermediate boaters, and including a few... more...

  • Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coastby Peter McGee; John Dowd

    Greystone Books 2004; US$ 17.95

    This newly updated and expanded guidebook contains everything readers need to know to plan a short or long paddling trip. It features detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes and covers the skill levels required, trip duration, hazards, and which charts and tide tables to purchase. Eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia, including... more...

  • Bark, Skin and Cedarby James Raffan

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    Bark, Skin and Cedar is an intelligent and grand exploration of that great Canadian icon -- the canoe. From the graceful birch bark vessels of the Micmac Indians to the wide and sturdy Haida dugouts, from the canvas-covered Chestnut Prospector to the sleek dragon racing boats, the fragile but powerful craft defines our history and our culture in... more...

  • Kayaking around Australiaby Gregory Andrew

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 17.50

    Kayaking is the perfect recreational activity for all ages, skill levels and budgets. What’s more, it’s the ideal way to discover Australia’s best-­kept secrets, the many unspoiled natural locations that can only be accessed by water. Kayaking around Australia is the definitive guide to more than 40 of our most beautiful kayaking... more...

  • The Crossingby Ben Fogle; James Cracknell

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: nearly three thousand miles of empty ocean, stormy weather and colossal physical stress. But their epic journey would become a living hell that tested the strength of every fibre of their being. Forty nine days later James and... more...