Encounters from a Kayak

Encounters from a Kayak

Kayaking offers ample time to observe one's surroundings, and also plenty oftime for idle speculation. So it's not surprising that all ... Such periods of thought are punctuated by encounters, during which the focus is entirely outward.

Author: Nigel Foster

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762790166

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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What makes travel special? Perhaps the chill realization that a polar bear's eyes are fixed on you. Maybe it is the chance meeting with a man who buries sharks in a beach, only to dig them up months later, not out of morbid curiosity, but for food. Perhaps it is the undulating wing-beat of a dark shell-less gastropod in the canal of a 17th Century French sea port, or the criminal history of a rusting ship with a tree growing from its hold.Encounters in a Kayak brings the reader along on the magical experiences that surround sea kayaking. It’s about the animals, people, and special places around the globe that have grabbed the attention of renowned kayaker and writer Nigel Foster. His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak. The result is a book of broad appeal for those interested in kayaking, traveling, and adventure.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Form and Function of the Baidarka

Form and Function of the Baidarka

To speculate on the benefits of a flexible kayak, we need to consider what happens to a rigid kayak as it encounters waves. The effect of a seaway on a rigid hull is reasonably well understood, if difficult to quantify since the ...

Author: George Dyson

Publisher: Dean Anderson

ISBN:

Category: Aleuts

Page: 53

View: 688

Paper discussing the hydrodynamics of the Aleut baidarka (skin kayak) touching on design, speed, divided bow, wide-tailed stern, hull speed and structural dynamics.
Categories: Aleuts

Everything All at Once

Everything All at Once

than that of a kayak, and its bow and stern curve up toward the sky a bit more than a kayak's hull does. If swimming taught me respect for the physics of water, my encounters with the canoe made me appreciate that science alone is not ...

Author: Bill Nye

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781623367923

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 467

In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you. Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable—that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned. Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach—starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy. This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it... changing the world.
Categories: Science

Hells Canyon Snake National River

Hells Canyon  Snake National River

2 Kayaks .. Gem State Academy . Hells Canyon Navigation Wilderness Encounters . Hells Canyon Navigation . Gem State Academy . Private . ... Wilderness Encounters . Private ( 7 canoes , 1 kayak ) . Boy Scouts ( 2 canoes ) . 4 Kayaks .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Interior and Insular Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045395519

Category:

Page: 490

View: 780

Categories:

Hearings

Hearings

4 Kayaks . American Rivers . Hells Canyon Navigation . Wilderness Encounters . Private ( 7 canoes , 1 kayak ) . Boy Scouts ( 2 canoes ) . 4 Kayaks .. అలసంటంటలు -06 17 31 2 48 37 16 13 35 6 10 10 13 4 22 3 10 Total .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022385168

Category:

Page:

View: 663

Categories:

Hells Canyon Snake National River

Hells Canyon Snake National River

4 Kayaks . American Rivers . Hells Canyon Navigation .. Wilderness Encounters . Private ( 7 canoes , 1 kayak ) . ... 4 Kayaks ... Passenger 20 15671 Hon . ROBERT PACKWOOD , Old Senate Office Building , Washington , D.C. 15 COLUMBIA ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5160668

Category: Hells Canyon-Snake National River

Page: 1678

View: 405

Categories: Hells Canyon-Snake National River

Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium April 1 3 2001 The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing New York

Proceedings of the 2001 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium  April 1 3  2001  The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing  New York

( Voyageurs canoe trip ) The encounter need not be face - to - face for it to be used as a vehicle for identity ... the group's identity environmentally conscious saviors of the Apostle Islands : as Encounters while traveling and near ...

Author: Sharon Todd

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02974723I

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 468

View: 879

Categories: Ecotourism

Natural Encounters

Natural Encounters

Early one morning, Carol and Irent a twin kayak and paddle across Pine Island Sound to Buck Key Preserve, following the marked canoe trail. We are in search of West Indian Manatees, which winter in and around this area.

Author: Bruce M. Beehler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300243482

Category: Bird watching

Page: 302

View: 99

A twelve-month excursion through nature's seasons as recounted by a lifetime naturalist In this "personal encyclopedia of nature's seasons," lifetime naturalist Bruce Beehler reflects on his three decades of encountering nature in Washington, D.C. The author takes the reader on a year-long journey through the seasons as he describes the wildlife seen and special natural places savored in his travels up and down the Potomac River and other localities in the eastern and central United States. Some of these experiences are as familiar as observing ducks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or as unexpected as collecting fifty-million-year-old fossils on a Potomac beach. Beyond our nation's capital, Beehler describes trips to nature's most beautiful green spaces up and down the East Coast that, he says, should be on every nature lover's bucket list. Combining diary entries, riffs on natural subjects, field trips, photographs, and beautiful half-tone wash drawings, this book shows how many outdoor adventures are out there waiting in one's own backyard. The author inspires the reader to embrace nature to achieve a more peaceful existence.
Categories: Bird watching

Sustaining Wildlands

Sustaining Wildlands

At least one visitor observation datasheet was used each day to record the location of encounters with boats or shore parties. ... Encounter dynamics of kayak-based observers were summarized for water and shore encounter separately, ...

Author: Aaron J. Poe

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816535644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 970

"Nearly thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, land managers and stakeholders explore the ongoing paradox of accommodating human use while reducing environmental impact in Prince William Sound"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encounters from a Kayak

Encounters from a Kayak

His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak.

Author: Nigel Foster

Publisher: FalconGuides

ISBN: 0762781068

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 114

What makes travel special? Perhaps the chill realization that a polar bear's eyes are fixed on you. Maybe it is the chance meeting with a man who buries sharks in a beach, only to dig them up months later, not out of morbid curiosity, but for food. Perhaps it is the undulating wing-beat of a dark shell-less gastropod in the canal of a 17th Century French sea port, or the criminal history of a rusting ship with a tree growing from its hold.Encounters in a Kayak brings the reader along on the magical experiences that surround sea kayaking. It’s about the animals, people, and special places around the globe that have grabbed the attention of renowned kayaker and writer Nigel Foster. His irrepressible curiosity drives him to tease out the unexpected stories hidden behind his subjects. These nuggets from around the world are bound together by water and a centuries-old form of sea travel: kayak. The result is a book of broad appeal for those interested in kayaking, traveling, and adventure.
Categories: Sports & Recreation