The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides "Does an excellent job."-- Sea Kayaker "A standout. Empathy for the reader-what a concept!"-- Canoe and Kayak "Filled with the details you need to make paddling safe and pleasurable."-- WoodenBoat "We needed a book of this quality."-- Atlantic Coastal Kayaker Combining the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality, this book is the next best thing to having a personal instructor always at your side. Known for nearly a decade as the sea kayaker's bible for its clear, user-friendly approach, The Essential Sea Kayakeris now updated and expanded to give you the information you need on Boat and gear selection and care Skills from your first launch through carved turns, Eskimo rolls, and negotiating wind and waves Safety, health, and rescue tips Group and solo paddling strategies Seamanship and navigation Adopted by kayaking schools and seminars worldwide, the best introduction to sea kayaking is now even better.Seidman, David L. is the author of 'Essential Sea Kayaker The Complete Guide for the Open-Water Paddler', published 2000 under ISBN 9780071362375 and ISBN 0071362371.