book for both new and experienced explorers, Wilderness Canoe
Tripping will help you make the most of any canoeing adventure.
Beginning with the basics—gear and food lists, tips on packing and
choosing your team—the book then turns to the nitty-gritty of a
canoe trip, in all its mathematical glory. Written by an engineering
professor, this book explains the quantitative nature of a wilderness
trip, from weather patterns and water currents to calorie intake
and canoe specs. And for the non-numerically-oriented, all the information
is illustrated and accessibly summarized as well.
canoe tripping is a unique way to find your way to true wilderness,
to forests, hills, and valleys without well-worn pathways and tourist
services around the corner. A canoe helps you reach otherwise inaccessible
places. And when you find yourself miles from civilization, among
your buddies, canoe, and tent, life feels softer, more precious.
Author Bill Hosford’s own watercolors illustrate this handy guide.
Bring this book to steer the way on your canoeing forays, and experience
the wilderness few people ever see.
These are a few examples of Bill Hosford's
that appear in Wilderness Canoe Tripping
Author Bill Hosford is a retired professor of Materials Science
at the University of Michigan. He has published seven textbooks
on mechanical behavior of solids and materials science. Although
trained as an engineer and having taught engineering for over 45
years, his non-academic passions are canoe camping and watercolor
painting. He has paddled over 6,000 miles of wilderness rivers in
Canada. He and his wife of 51 years have four children.
pages, 2009, 6" x 8", paperbound