"Ever since humankind began seafaring, boats and shoreline adventures have produced sturdy, independent, creative, self-reliant kids. This book features all sorts of activities and adventures for kids to pursue on, in, or near the water."
"The complete guide to surfing by the complete surfer, this book is based on Robert “Wingnut” Weaver's renowned teaching skill. Where many entry-level books neglect to address such basic topics as wave dynamics, teaching children to surf, board design and performance, and strategies for paddling out through waves, this book will cover them all."
"World Cruising Destinations is a reference like no other, profiling the top cruising grounds in 184 countries. Ranging around the globe and from the tropics to high latitudes, this guide gives essential details of climate, ports, facilities, highlights, and travel formalities (visas, entrance requirements, etc.)."
"The best way to explain a physical activity like surfing is through pictures, and John Robison uses hundreds of pictures--comical, cartoon-like drawings--to clearly illustrate every aspect of surfing: wave dynamics, riding techniques, etiquette, logistics, and more. The beginning surfer will find the book as enjoyable to read as it is informative."
"There is a great body of research that shows how fish respond to daily, seasonal, and weather changes and how they react to colors, shapes, movements, scents, sounds, and other cues. Here is a book for the non-scientific angler that distills the science of fish behavior into easy-to-follow advice on how to catch fish in any situation."
"The navigation techniques in this book cover the range from traditional to electronic and include original and highly useful wrinkles for coastal cruise planning under sail or power. Jamieson shows how best to use the many free publications available online and offers step-by-step procedures for gathering and organizing vital information."
"The book includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes, and it covers every kind of splicing project a boater is likely to encounter, including modern cordage such as Spectra; mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon; and wire and rope-to-wire splices."
"1995. The second edition maintains the classic illustrations and tone of the original, and targeted new additions will make it current and secure its standing as one of the top sailing books for the next generation of sailors."
"While electronic navigation is here to stay, author Bob Sweet recognizes that they are still based on traditional charts and piloting skills, and he combines the two to pass along a solid understanding of all the principles of marine navigation."
"This book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth and maturation of the kayaking market. There are more used kayaks currently available, and the sport now appeals to a wider variety of the population, including families and older outdoor enthusiasts."