Says the brilliant author of “Psychopathia Sexualis,” Krafft-Ebing: “Periods of moral decadence in the life of a people are always contemporaneous with times of effeminacy, sensuality, and luxury. These conditions can only be conceived as occurring with increased demands upon the nervous system, which must meet these requirements. As a result of increase of nervousness, there is increase of sensuality, and, since this leads to excesses among the masses, it undermines the foundations of society—the morality and purity of family life. When this is destroyed by excesses, unfaithfulness, and luxury, then the destruction of the state is inevitably compassed in material, moral, and political ruin.”
This book is stunningly illustrated and has something for everyone, from whitewater adrenaline junkie to extreme sea kayaker. The adventures cover every sort of paddling venue - from mountain chasms, gentle rivers and lakes to crashing surf, dramatic coasts and the oceans beyond them. Paddle from the frozen wastes of Alaska to the tropical rivers of South America. Explore the rivers and seas of Europe and visit the stunning waters of the Far East and Australasia. Striking full page photographs are matched with lively text that brings the 100 canoeing and kayaking adventures to life.