Excellent! Also covers outdoor survival skills.
From the Back Cover
The Complete Book of Canoeing is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that veteran canoeist Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all skill levels. Packed with sensible information on canoeing as a family, becoming a trip leader, wilderness survival, liveries and outfitters, and so much more, this book is a must have. Herb's warm and witty style will both instruct and delight. Learn about: basic strokes and maneuvers; advanced paddling; classification of rivers and rapids; outdoor cuisine; field medicine; coping with wind and waves; portaging; lining and tracking; solo paddling; canoeing with children; river rescue and survival; and emergency procedures. (7 1/2 X 9, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps, illustrations, diagrams, charts)