From Library Journal
Here is a canoe instruction book that goes beyond the usual beginners' flatwater guides. The author, an instructor with the Nantahala Outdoor Center, provides a lengthy section on elementary white-water canoeing and how to "read" water, as well as chapters on the usual flat water strokes. The technique known as "the Eskimo roll," utilized in open canoeing, is also discussed. Clearly, this is an instruction book geared to the intermediate canoeist and above. While the book covers some basic material for beginners, the American National Red Cross's Canoeing (Doubleday, 1977. o.p.) or Laurie Gullion's Canoeing and Kayaking Instruction Manual (American Canoe Assn., 1987) are more appropriate for elementary instruction. This welcome addition to canoeing literature is highly recommended for large canoeing collections, or wherever the sport is popular.