Which 3 Books Would You Have

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Which 3 Books Would You Have

Post by peakfreak » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:27 pm

Which 3 paddling books would you have in your arsenel to complement your experience, knowledge and interest, and why would you have them?

Mine would be:-

White Water Safety and Rescue by Franco Ferrero
Top Tips For Coaches by Plas y Brenin
English White Water by the BCU

These 3 I feel encapsulate pretty well, what to do, how to do it and where to do it.

As usual discuss ;-)

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Post by Ross W » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:44 pm

Only two for me

English White Water by the BCU
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White Water Safety and Rescue by Franco Ferrero - By far, the best book I've read kayaking related!
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Post by Fatboy » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:46 pm

Kayak by Bill Nealy, Travels with a Kayak by Whit Deschner, and Scottish White Water.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.

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Post by Memnoch » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:50 am

hmm seeing the similarities here already...

Kayak by William Neally

White Water Safety And Rescue by Franco Ferrero

Welsh Rivers Guide Book

All you ever need

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Post by feelingjustfine » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:39 am

Well these are the best things that I have read whilst I've been boating...

A Scanner Darkly-

A copy of Nuts Magazine-

Byron, Life&Legend...


What more could you want?

For "Kayaking lit" as such though I guess it would have to be

SCA guide (1st edition!),

Many Rivers to Run

Franco thingymagic's saftey one too...


Also keep our eyes peeled for this one I think it will be amazing-looking forward to it for sure!

Chris.
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Post by David Fairweather » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:48 am

- Franco's White Water Safety and Rescue for obviuos reasons.

- Never Turn Back, about Walt Blackadder, for inspiration.

- A comprehensive world atlas, for planning.

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Post by Chunda » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:34 pm

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
Adolf Hitler and my part in his down fall
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Post by David Fairweather » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:35 pm

I'm sure the new Andy Jackson biography will find a home on a good few paddler's bookshelves in September.

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Post by shivaoutdoors » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:53 pm

I think i´d be carrying for longer expeditions or reading for inspiration

1. Curting the diamond sow (nice detailed write up on the first Tsang Po Expedition)
2. Wiliam Nealy.
3. Latest Hustler (not really kayaking but hey..what else to do if stucked on a high river)

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Post by Pyro » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm

1) "The Thrill of victory, the Agony of my feet" (tales from the world of Adventure Racing)

2) Franco's Whitewater Safety and Rescue.

3) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - the 5-book omnibus edition.
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Post by briman » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:16 pm

1) Good Beer Guide
2) The Beano
3) Any jazz mag

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Post by Rick Foster » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:18 pm

Is harry potter one book if you glue them all together in to one mighty tome?

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Post by Bod » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:23 pm

Mike Jones - Canoeing Down Everest
Dave Manby - Many rivers to run
Franco Ferrero - WWSR
William Nealy - kayak

That's 3 books and one cartoon. I think that's allowed?
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Post by peakfreak » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:41 pm

bala boater wrote:Is harry potter one book if you glue them all together in to one mighty tome?
BB, From what Dave tells me, you don't even know how to read ;-)

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Post by Rick Foster » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:50 pm

At least I can paddle.

And who are you?

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