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  • The Happy Isles of Oceania

    Paddling the Pacific

    by Paul Theroux

    Paul Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles.Theroux is a mesmerizing narrator – brilliant, witty, keenly perceptive as he floats through Gauguin landscapes, sails in the wake of Captain Cook and recalls the bewitching tales of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking

    Expert Advice on Buying a Canoe or a Kayak

    by Dennis Stuhaug and 1 more

    Don't get caught without a paddle...Filled with nearly 100 photos and illustrations, this must-have guide-written by the foremost paddlesports experts-gives the aspiring canoe or kayak adventurer everything he or she needs to know before taking the plunge. Inside, discover how to choose between buying a canoe or a kayak, understand paddling techniques and strokes, and find out how to plan a trip ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD

  • Confluence

    Beyond the River with Siseko Ntondini

    by Cruickshanks Piers

    Each River is unique, winding a course through a valley of its own making. But at a confluence rivers meet, each taking on the strength of the other as they join forces and head towards the sea.Confluence tells the story of Piers Cruickshanks and Siseko Ntondini, two men from different backgrounds who formed an unlikely partnership and together embarked on an inspiring journey. Characterised by ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Instant canoeing & kayaking

    Tips and techniques for perfect paddling

    by Infinite Ideas

    Canoeing and kayaking are two of the oldest forms of transportation on the planet, but since the 1980s moulding technology has made the sports accessible to everyone. Kayaking and canoeing are all about being one with your boat: as soon as you master the basic skills there is a remarkable freedom to be found in just paddling around under your own steam just inches from the water. Starting with the ... Read more

    $4.53 AUD

  • The Log of the Viper

    by H. Fiennes Speed

    series Adventures in Travel
    Excerpted from "Cruises in Small Yacht and Big Canoes", The Log of the Viper describes in vivid detail the adventures of an English gentleman sailor and his plucky companions cruising the south coast of England in 1883 in a 20 foot sailboat. This text provides a unique insight into the birth of small boat sailing and cruising as a sport for the middle class and not the elite few. Extensive lively ... Read more

    $3.07 AUD

  • Sea Kayaking

    A Guide for Sea Canoeists

    by Philip Woodhouse

    In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills.What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Death on the Barrens

    A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic

    by George James Grinnell

    Set in the remote arctic region of Northern Canada, this book takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that results in tragedy, redemption, and, ultimately, transformation. George Grinnell was one of six young men who set off on the 1955 expedition led by experienced wilderness canoeist Art Moffatt. Poorly planned and executed, the journey seemed doomed from the start. Ignoring the approaching ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Drifting Down the Darling

    by Tony Pritchard

    Drifting down the Darling can best be described as the incoherent thoughts of a traveller who will use any excuse to put a boat onto the Darling River and then write crazy stories about birds. These stories are often made up and he blames others for ‘not understanding him’ as the reason he exaggerates. Do not listen to anything he says about Australian birds-none of his observations are based on ... Read more


  • Backpacking Light: The Ultimate Survival Guide For Your First Backpacking Adventure

    Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Outdoors Series

    by Kevin Anderson

    series Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Outdoors Series
    Are You Ready For Your First Backpacking Adventure?Get the complete guide on gearing up for your journey today!There's nothing better than waking up in the wilderness to birds chirping, water rushing, and leaves blowing in the wind. Yawning as you climb out of your hammock (or tent) and brew a fresh cup of coffee before you hit the trail again. Even as I write this, I can't help myself reminiscing ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Follow Me: Leadership & Trip Planning for Paddlers

    by Jay Gitomer

    Follow Me: Leadership & Trip Planning presents everything you need to know to be comfortable leading trips on the water in a single short book. Organized in chronological order, Follow Me takes you step-by-step from conceiving your paddle to organizing it to leading it. Both day paddles and multi-day trips are discussed. The book also addresses how to deal with problems and presents a series of ... Read more

    $5.06 AUD

  • The Lure of Faraway Places

    Reflections on Wilderness and Solitude

    by Herb Pohl and 1 more

    The Lure of Faraway Places is the publication canoeist Herb Pohl (1930-2006) did not live to see published. But Pohl's words and images provide a unique portrait of Canada by one who was happiest when travelling our northern waterways alone. Austrian-born Herb Pohl died at the mouth of the Michipcoten River on July 17, 2006. He is remembered as "Canada's most remarkable solo traveller."While ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD

  • The Survival of the Bark Canoe

    by John McPhee

    In Greenville, New Hampshire, a small town in the southern part of the state, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. It is a book squarely in the tradition of ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • Shoreline Sleuthing

    by Mary Anne Smrz

    Do you remember something you enjoyed with so much passion that it makes you smile just thinking about it? What clues does the memory reveal about your life today? Mary Anne Smrz recreates those moments for herself. Come along with her in the red kayak and do a little sleuthing of your own. ... Read more


  • Knack Canoeing for Everyone

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting the Gear, Learning the Strokes, and Planning Your Trip

    by Daniel Gray and 1 more

    series Knack: Make It Easy
    With a gear-buying guide and hundreds of color photos, this is the clearest, most accessible instructional guide available—for paddling on ponds, lakes, rivers, or oceans. ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Canvas Canoes

    How to Build Them

    by Parker B. Field

    $1.54 AUD

  • Canoeing a Continent

    On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

    by Max Finkelstein

    A highly personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some two hundred years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America (1793). Mackenzie's water trail is now commemorated as the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.More than just a travelogue of a canoe trip across Canada, this is an account that crosses more than two centuries. It is an ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • In the Flow

    by Jonathan Males

    The importance of delivering the psychological fundamentals to achieve paddling success.What’s the connection between what paddlers think and feel and how they perform? How does mental preparation help performance? What do paddlers and their coaches need to do, to ensure paddlers perform at their best when it counts?Former international paddler and now sport psychologist Jonathan Males combines ... Read more

    $9.95 AUD

  • Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle

    Instructions for the DIY paddle maker

    by Jeff Bach

    Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle is all about the wood, materials, tools, and attitude you need to make your own paddle.  This is a project well within reach of anyone looking for a DIY project that keeps them close to canoeing. Jeff goes through the preparatory steps if you want to do your own ripping of the shaft strips and blade blanks. He also covers making a form to shape the shaft ... Read more

    $10.74 AUD

  • Along the Trail in Algonquin Park

    With Ralph Bice

    by Ralph Bice

    Along the Trail in Algonquin Park has delighted thousands of readers across Canada and the United States from the time of its first publication in the summer of 1980. This is the fourth reprint of the classic work by the late legendary outdoorsman, Ralph Bice of Kearney, Ontario. The writing is vintage Ralph Bice; a combination of unequalled park knowledge, remarkable outdoor adventures and ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD

  • Trails and Tribulations

    Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder

    by Hap Wilson and 1 more

    In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die

    Kayaking and Rafting Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

    by Chris Santella

    series Fifty Places
    In Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die, the newest addition to the Fifty Places series, Chris Santella explores the best destinations for the diverse sport of paddling. The book features the world’s top spots for kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Destinations include the Grand Canyon, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Baja California, Indonesia’s Komodo Islands, and the Antarctic ... Read more

    $27.60 AUD

  • Paddling the Boreal Forest

    Rediscovering A.P. Low

    by Max Finkelstein and 2 more

    The boreal forest of Quebec/Labrador -- some of the most rugged and isolated land in Canada -- has captivated avid canoeists for generations. In the latter 19th and early 20th centuries, the intrepid A.P. Low of the Geological Survey of Canada spent, in total, more than ten years of his working life surveying the area. Employing Aboriginal canoemen and guides, he travelled by canoe, snowshoe and ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point

    by Peter Kazaks and 1 more

    Canoe across large lakes, up and down rivers and rapids; labour over portages and through a miasma of blackflies; bask in the golden evenings of the Subarctic. In this account of an 800-mile canoe trip -- which begins at Reindeer Lake on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border, continues into Nunavut past the treeline, and ends on Hudson Bay -- Peter Kazaks conveys the experience of being in the north by ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Dazed but Not Confused

    Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer

    by Kevin Callan and 1 more

    Kevin Callan presents his best adventures -- and misadventures -- in the wilderness. Entertaining, yet enlightening, the stories are full of enthusiasm and are designed to get people to explore the wilderness on their own, and it's hoped, be inspired to protect what's still left.These captured moments of a life spent traveling in secluded areas and promoting their importance to all of us aren't ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD