Section 9: References

Many of these references can be purchased online from:
The Adventurous Traveller Bookstore


Equipment, Techniques, and Instruction

British Canoe Union Instructor's manual

Burch, David. Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation. Seattle: Pacific Search Press, 1987.

Diaz, Ralph. The Complete Folding Kayaker. McGraw-Hill (Ragged Mountain Press) 1994.

Dowd, John. Sea Kayaking-A Manual for Long-Distance Touring. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988.

Foster, Nigel. Sea Kayaking, 1991
Ferndale Books
Duke's Path
High Street
Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AJ
ISBN 0-906754-60-7

Foster, Nigel. Canoeing: A Beginner's Guide to the Kayak

Harrison, David. Sea Kayaking Basics. Hearst Marine Books, 1993.

Hutchinson, Derek. Derek C. Hutchinson's Guide to Sea Kayaking. Seattle: Pacific Search Press, 1985.

Hutchinson, Derek. Sea Canoeing. 3rd ed. London: A. & C. Black (Publishers) Ltd., 1984.

Hutchinson, Derek. Eskimo Rolling. Camden, ME: Ragged Mountain Press, 1992.

Jeffs, Howard. Practical Guide to Sea Kayaking.

Petersen, H. C. Instruction in Kayak Building. Roskilde, Denmark: Greenland Provincial Museum and Viking Ship Museum, 1982.

Price, Brian _Fundamentals Of Coastal Kayaking Manual for Instructors_ American Canoe Association National Coastal Kayaking Commitee, 1989

Ramwell, J.J. Sea Touring. Huntingdon, Cambs.: John J. Ramwell, 1976.

Sanders, Williams. Kayak Touring. Stackpole Books, 1984.

Seidman, D. The Essential Sea Kayaker. Camden, ME: Ragged Mountain Press, 1992.

Washburne, Randel. Coastal Kayaking Manual.


Brower, Kenneth. The Starship and the Canoe. Harper & Row, 1978.

Caffyn, Paul. Cresting the Restless Waves-North Island Kayak Odyssey. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Canoeing Association and Paul Caffyn, 1987.

Caffyn, Paul. Dark Side of the Wave-Stewart Island Kayak Odyssey. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Canoeing Association, 1987.

Caffyn, Paul. Dreamtime Voyage. RD 1, Runanga, Westland, NZ: Kayak Dundee Press, 1994.

Caffyn, Paul. Obscured by Waves-South Island Canoe Odyssey. Dunedin, NZ: John Mcindoe, 1979.

Goddard, John M. Kayaks Down the Nile. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1979.

Lindemann, Hannes. Alone At Sea. Pollner Verlag, 1993.

Lloyd-Jones, R. Argonauts of the Western Isles, Sea Kayaking off Scotland's West Coast.

Nordby, Will. Seekers of the Horizon: Sea Kayaking Voyages From Around the World. Globe Pequot Press, 1989.

Phillips, C.E. Lucas. Cockleshell Heroes. Weyman & Sons, 1957.

Rice, Larry. Gathering Paradise: Alaska Wilderness Journeys. Fulcrum Publishing, 1990.

Rogers, Joel. The Hidden Coast. Alaska Northwest Books, 1991.

Taylor, B. Commitment and Open Crossing.

Theroux, Paul. The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific. Putnam, 1992.

Wilson, B. Blazing Paddles.


Adney, Edward, & Howard Chapelle. The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America. Washington D.C.; Smithsonian Institution, 1964.

Altenhofer, Ursula and Christian. Der Handernkahn. Pollner Verlag, 1989.

Arima, Eugene Y. Inuit Kayaks in Canada: A Review of Historical Records and Construction. Ottawa National Museums of Canada, 1987.

Brand, John. The Little Kayak Book-Museum Kayaks: Five Surveys with some details of equipment; History of each as far as it is known. Colchester, Essex: John Brand, 1984.

Chapman, Spencer. Northern Lights. London: Chatto and Windus, 1932.

Chapman, Spencer. Watkins' Last Expedition. London: Chatto and Windus, 1934.

Dyson, George. Baidarka. Edmonds, WA: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1986.

Kissner, Jack. Foldboat Holidays. Creative Holiday Guides, 1945.

MacGregor, John. A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe. Dixon-Price Publishing
618 West Spacerama, Ste. 1
Murray, UT 84123
Phone: 801-268-3401
Fax: 801-264-0298

Nansen, Fridtjof. Eskimo Life. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1893.

Nansen, Fridtjof. Farthest North, Two vols. London: Georege Newnes, Ltd., 1898.

Nansen, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1892.

Peterson, H. C. Skinboats of Greenland. Roskilde, Denmark: Greenland Provincial Museum and Viking Ship Museum, 1986.

Zimmerly, David W. Hooper Bay Kayak Construction. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1979.

Zimmerly, David W. QAJAQ-Kayaks of Siberia and Alaska. Juneau, AK: Division of State Museums, 1986.


Ince, John and Kottner, Hedi. Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast. Raxas Books, 1982.

Jettmar, Karen. The Alaska River Guide. Alaska Northwest Books, 1993.

Venn, Tamsin. Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast. Appalachian Mountain Club, 1991.

Washburne, Randel. Kayak Trips in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. The Mountaineers, 1986.

Washburne, Randel. The Coastal Kayaker: Kayak Camping on the Alaska and B.C. Coast. Globe Pequot Press, 1983.


Anderson, Bob. Stretching. Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications, 1991.

Bascom, Willard. Waves and Beaches. Doubleday, 1980.

Daniel, Linda. Kayak Cookery-A Handbook of Provisions and Recipes. Seattle: Pacific Search Press, 1986.

Forgey, Wm. Wilderness Medicine. ICS Books, Inc., Merrilville, IN: 1987.

Forgey, Wm. Hypothermia-Death by Exposure. ICS Books, Inc., Merrilville, IN: 1985.

Ilg, Steve. The Outdoor Athlete. Evergreen, CO: Cordillera Press, 1989.

Roberts, Harry. Movin' Out. Stone Wall Press, 1979.

Trefil, James. A Scientist at the Seashore. Collier Books, 1984.

Tricker, R.A.R. Bores, Breakers, Waves and Wakes. London: Mills & Boon, 1964.

Wilkerson, James, ed. Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries, Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1986.

Wilkerson, James. Medicine for Mountaineering, 4th ed. Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1992.

Williams, Margaret. The Boater's Weather Guide. Cornell Maritime Press, 1990.


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Folding Kayaker newsletter
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author of the folding kayak portion of the FAQ; he will respond to all e-mail, phone calls and snail mail

Paddler Magazine
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Greenlanders at Kodiak (John Heath) 38min
Demonstration of Greenland roll techniques

Qajaq Klubben (John Heath), 80min
Video from a kayak club in Greenland, showing Greenland paddling and roll techniques. Energetic and fascinating, but narrated in Greenlandic!

John Heath's videos can be obtained from him at:

John Heath
5403 County Road 4
Damon, TX 77430

Palos Brudefaerd (sp), Bob Boucher

Build Your Own Sea Kayak! (Bob Boucher)
On building a West Greenland style skin and frame kayak

Over and Out! - sea kayak rescues

What next? - sea kayak rescues

Performance Sea Kayaking. The basics and beyond.
Kent Ford
Performance Video and Instruction, Inc.
550 Riverbend St. Durango, CO, 81301 USA
Phone: (888)259-5805 24 hours toll free in US
Fax: (970)259-4148

Sea Kayaking: Getting Started
Larry Holman
Phone: (415)927-3786
Fax: (415)924-1354


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