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Paperback The Book of Rowing Book

ISBN: 1585673803

ISBN13: 9781585673803

The Book of Rowing

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In the ten years since this landmark book appeared, rowing has enjoyed a huge upsurge in popularity with men, women, and children of all ages taking to the lakes, rivers, and harbors of America to... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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As a parent of a new rower, I found this book to be very informative. You will learn the unfamiliar terms your rower uses and come to understand just what their training on the water (where you can't necessarily see)entails. The history of the sport, boat design and types of races are explained. So much information in an easy read.

A superbly organized and presented resource for rowers

Now in an new and completely updated edition, The Book Of Rowing by rowing expert D. C. Churbuck presents just about everything any aspiring rower wanting to successfully engaging in this strenuous yet highly enjoyable sport and pastime needs to know. From sculling to off-the-water workouts to rowing clubs, international rowing, the Harvard-Yale Regatta and more, The Book Of Rowing is thoroughly "reader friendly" and enhanced with a bibliography, a glossary, a list of rowing teams and organizations, more than 60 black-and-white photographs, a list of races and regattas and more. The Book Of Rowing is a superbly organized and presented resource for rowers of all skill and experience levels -- and highly recommended reading for rowing enthusiasts past and present!

Fantastic Book

Such a great book. The history lesson alone makes it all worth while but even an experienced rower will find things to learn. Well written and an easy read. Looks like it's hard to find but give it a shot. I just found it at one of those sidewalk stands in New York and was looking to pick up a copy for an old college friend. Guess I'm stuck with a used copy for him.

Good part of a rower's bookshelf

Praise to Overlook Press for getting this back in print. I have the hardcover first edition from 88, and it is one of the best designed books on my shelf. Unlike the usual blood and glory books on the sport: Halberstam and Kiesling, this one gets the job done in explaining a pretty opaque sport to the layman as well as the novice. Good history for the avid oarsperson too.

Good, basic overview of the sport

This is a classic overview of a classic sport, written from a ground-up perspective for the complete novice as well as experienced rowers looking for a good history. Churbuck takes the reader from the basic and mechanics of rowing to the history and traditions of the sport. There is some good how-to advice from rowing machines to sculling.Great demonstrative and historical photography and line art. It is good to see this book back in print.
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