|Path of the Paddle, An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing by Bill Mason, 1980, Key Porter Books Revised 1996. Updated through Bill Mason Productions by son Paul and daughter Becky both professional canoe instructors. The project was managed by Bill's wife Joyce.
"In unique fashion Bill Mason combines lively text with over 650 photographs and diagrams to present every important aspect of the subject - equipment, basic and advanced techniques, whitewater canoeing, how to read water conditions, how to anticipate problems, safety measures, and much more. Throughout the book he frequently recounts fascinating experiences he has had while canoeing in such diverse and exciting places as Lake Superior and the Nahanni, Dumoine, English and Petawawa rivers."
"Path of the Paddle is the ultimate book for the expert, the novice, the individual or the family canoeist. Written with simplicity and enthusiasm, it captures both the excitement and quiet joy that are offered by the wilderness canoe trip. It is the kind of book that dedicated and would-be canoeists alike will find indispensable and enjoyable."
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