Running the Rapids: White-water Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

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This title introduces readers to the adventurous sports of white-water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. Readers will discover each sport's unique, must-have equipment in the text and diagrams, from canoes, kayaks, and rafts to life jackets, helmets, paddles, spray skirts, and bailing buckets. Important safety practices are also covered, including personal flotation devices (pfds), physical requirements, and water hazards. Chapters highlight history, river grading, paddling strokes, capsizing, and rolling. They also cover competitions, such as slalom, sprint, and downriver races, as well as famous athletes, including Dana Chladek, Michal Martikan, and Tao Berman. Sidebars on respecting the river and white-water lingo will put readers in the know. Readers can also find out how to get started in this exhilarating sport and where to find popular white-water locations such as North Carolina, Idaho, Costa Rica, Chile, and South Africa. Striking, colorful photos will put readers right in the middle of these action-packed sports. They'll have a blast getting ready for an Adrenaline Adventure! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054180, JNF054150, JNF054000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781616135515, 9781617841354
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 797.1
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142278
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Adrenaline Adventure – Horn Book Guide

Each book contains a description of the sport, the equipment used, safety instructions, and suggestions for beginners. Aspiring practitioners. . .will likely be pleased with the many colorful action photos and included sidebars.

Author: Jeff C. Young