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Easy-to-read text, full-color photos, and captivating graphics introduce the sport of boating. Topics include boating activities, types of boats, safety, rules, and etiquette. Basic boat parts are discussed, and a two-page graphic feature presents different types of boat hulls. Motorboats, jet boats, canoes, kayaks, and sailboats are described, as well as the history of sailing and the America's Cup. Safety topics include boat capacity, personal flotation devices, first aid, sunscreen, and boat lights. Communication methods such as VHF radios, boat horns, buoys, and lighthouses are also discussed. In addition, measuring wind speed and direction is described, as well as boat maintenance and various types of anchors. Informative sidebars, helpful tips, bold glossary terms, and an index accompany engaging text and interactive graphic elements to give readers a basic understanding of boating.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054030, JNF054150, JNF054000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2008-01-01
ISBN 9781599289564, 9781617849602
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 797.1
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119150
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Adam G. Klein