The marketing notes describe this book as “visual survey of the sport” (of white water rafting). In fact it is so much more. There are 175 full colour photographs, but there is also strong and informative text. It is also more accurately a comprehensive review of river running by kayak, canoe, and raft on some of the best white water rivers around the world. The photographs are outstanding and illustrate some of the most beautiful and natural locations left on the planet, covering these better visually than some travel books. This book is really great value and should appeal to a very wide audience. It is first and foremost a very professional introduction and guide to all those who may be interested in taking up the exciting sport of white water navigation. The techniques and technologies are very well covered.