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Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba

  • Rowing After the White Whaleby James Adair

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 14.57

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing... more...

  • Sailing - Philosophy For Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Patrick Goold; John Rousmaniere

    Wiley 2012; US$ 20.95

    This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves... more...

  • Essentials of Kayak Touringby American Canoe Association

    Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 5.95

    The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation's most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper... more...

  • Essentials of River Kayakingby American Canoe Association

    Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 5.95

    The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation's most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper... more...

  • Introduction to Paddlingby American Canoe Association

    Menasha Ridge Press 2006; US$ 5.95

    Written by the American Canoe Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Introduction to Paddling is an easy-to-understand guide to flatwater and river paddling. Based on an earlier work by the Ohio DNR, Flat-water Paddler, this amply illustrated book tells beginning paddlers everything they need to know, from appropriate clothing... 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...

  • Distant Firesby Scott Anderson; Les C. Kouba

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00

    Distant Fires is the classic canoe-trip story...with a twist of wry. Scott Anderson chronicles a canoe adventure that began on a mother?s front porch in Duluth, Minnesota, and ended three months and 1,700 miles later at historic York Factory on the shores of Hudson Bay. 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...

  • Chasing Deanby Tom Anderson

    Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99

    Exhilarating and funny, this memoir of a quest for the perfect wave includes a fascinating outsiders' view of America, as well as an account of a rich friendship   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 a hurricane all the way up the East Coast in search... more...

  • Grey Skies, Green Wavesby Tom Anderson

    Summersdale 2010; US$ 9.99

    A surfer's wet and wild journey through Britain and Ireland   Tom Anderson has always loved surfing—anywhere except the UK. But a chance encounter leads him to a series of adventures on home surf. As he visits the popular haunts and secret gems of British surfing he meets the Christians who pray for waves (and get them), loses a competition to... more...