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Author : Jonathan Franklin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-11-17
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1501116312
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Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. A “gripping saga,” (Daily Mail), 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is not only “an intense, immensely absorbing read” (Booklist) but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.


Author : Steven Callahan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002-10-17
Page : 256
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9780547526560
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.


Author : Bryan Lee O'Malley
Publisher : Oni Press
Release : 2014-01-22
Page : 189
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 1620100789
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Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it – at least that's what she tells people – at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Being forced to interact with kids her own age is a new and alarming proposition for Raleigh, but maybe it's just what she needs – or maybe it can help her find what she needs – or maybe it can help her to realize that what she needs has been with her all along. This special hardcover edition of Bryan Lee O'Malley's classic coming-of-age graphic novel includes previously uncollected shorts and extra bonus material.


Author : Patrick Dillon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2000-08-02
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0684869098
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Recounts the worst commercial fishing disaster in American history, in which fourteen men drowned in 1983 in the Bering Sea, tracing the investigation into the disaster and its far-reaching consequences.


Author : Jon Ronson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2015-12-31
Page : 496
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1447265513
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Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these fascinating stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we're capable of. This updated edition of Lost at Sea includes the complete text of Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie. Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and asked a conscious robot if she's got a soul. Fascinated by madness, strange behaviour and the human mind, Jon has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. Collected from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) Lost at Sea features the very best of his adventures. Portions of this book have appeared previously, in slightly different form, in Out of the Ordinary, What I Do, the Guardian and GQ.


Author : Bob Cretney
Publisher :
Release : 2008-05
Page : 120
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780954970871
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The inspiring story of a boy whose father died in a storm at sea, describing how his faith in Jesus christ develpoed, including his experiences as Chaplain of Welland Canal Mission, canada


Author : Bryan Lee O'Malley
Publisher : Oni Press
Release : 2014-02-11
Page : 192
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781620101131
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Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it—or at least that's what she tells people—or at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Being forced to interact with kids her own age is a new and alarming proposition for Raleigh, but maybe it's just what she needs—or maybe it can help her find what she needs—or maybe it can help her to realize that what she needs has been with her all along.


Author : Erica Boyce
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2020-03-03
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1492689742
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The Guest Book meets Everything I Never Told You in this gripping novel of a small town caught up in a shocking disappearance, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love. When beloved fisherman John Staybrook vanishes in the night, his loss stirs up more than grief. His daughter Ella is convinced he's still alive and vows to bring him home. But as she searches the small Massachusetts town, secrets throughout the community begin to bubble to the surface. As the pieces fall into place of what really happened, everyone from the babysitter to the local librarian are swept into a more urgent question: Why would someone go out in the middle of a deadly storm? Erica Boyce weaves a tense yet hopeful tale of family secrets whispering across the rocky shores and the unshakeable strength that love leaves behind.


Author : Jenny Oldfield
Publisher : Hachette Children's
Release : 2017-01-12
Page : 192
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 144492835X
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Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, talk-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. But the children's father is ill! While Fleur and Mia explore the dark forest and search the beaches for precious equipment from the shipwreck, Alfie has his own plans ... and perhaps only Pearl can save him from himself ... Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this exciting adventure story, the second in the Dolphin Island series, with beautiful full-page illustrations.


Author : Frances P. Max
Publisher : Honey Bear Books
Release : 1996-12
Page : 32
Category : Whales
ISBN 13 : 9781561449514
Description :


Wanda Whale wanted to see new people and places, but gets lost in the process.


Author : Jonathan Neale
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2004-05
Page : 101
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780618432363
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A brother and sister recount their harrowing experiences as they sail a small yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, after their mentally unstable mother's boyfriend is washed overboard.


Author : RJ Blain
Publisher : Pen & Page Publishing
Release : 2020-03-10
Page : 200
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Cursed by the lover of her former captain, Catalina de la Corona, the Pirate Princess of the Seven Seas, has lived an unnaturally long life and longs for the day she can find eternal peace. Hiding in plain sight as an investment banker, she waits for the end of eternity and the death she has rightfully earned. When a rich client's fascination with her captain and her lover threatens to exhume the watery grave of Catalina's past, she must take up arms against friends and enemies alike to protect her captain's legacy. Should the Calico's sunken ruins be discovered, Catalina’s one true treasure, the House Lost at Sea will be plundered, exposing the secret of Catalina's immortality, and guaranteeing she'll lose the only thing she has left: her freedom.


Author : Donovan Hohn
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-03-03
Page : 416
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 110147596X
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Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.


Author : Michael Goss
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release :
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1615924663
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A mother pleads with her son not to sail on a certain steamer because she has dreamt - three times in a row - that the vessel will never reach its destination. Modern-day observers watch in awe as a ghost ship - blazing from bow to stern - dutifully reenacts a two-hundred-year-old tragedy that the observers' fathers and grandfathers also watched reenacted with the same sense of awe. A crewman walks past a solitary figure seated in the ship's restaurant only to turn a moment later and find the restaurant empty. A red glow appears in the darkness ahead of a modern warship, and the faint outline of an old galleon, her sails in tatters, is seen approaching against the wind - only to vanish a moment later before the startled eyes of observers.Such strange events have been seen for centuries and continue to be reported even today by witnesses who are, for the most part, sober and responsible human beings. In Lost at Sea folklore specialist Michael Goss and George Behe, an expert on maritime disasters, explore what lies behind these amazing narratives and enduring legends.Make no mistake, this is a serious look at ghosts and boats. -Baltimore SunBlends scientific inquiry with folklore . . . -Mensa Bulletin. . . a good investigation into many of the paranormal claims that have been made about ships. -The American RationalistOne of the most action-filled tension-tight and adventure-packed books of this or any other year. You'll be taken out to sea, brought back in some cases and left there in others. -The Book WorldSome classic chillers never lose their ability to amaze. . . -AB Bookman's Weekly


Author : Rachel Slade
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-05-01
Page : 416
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0062699717
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR SO FAR “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times Book Review “A Perfect Storm for a new generation.” —Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson’s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.


Author : Andy Millar
Publisher :
Release : 2017-02-27
Page : 264
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781473878068
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On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying 47 officers and crew, and a cargo of vital war supplies destined for Britain's 8th Army in North Africa. Five of Willesden's crew were killed in the attack. Among the survivors was Second Mate David Millar, who - along with his crewmen - was rescued by the Germans and interned on a succession of prison ships, before being handed over to the Japanese. Badly wounded, David spent the rest of the war as a POW in a camp at Fukushima, north of Tokyo.The Thor was also responsible for sinking two other steamers, the SS Kirkpool and SS Nankin. Their survivors, including 38 women and children, were dispatched to the same POW camp.What is remarkable about this story, apart from its inherent drama, is that these civilian POWs - numbering more than 130 in all - were officially listed as 'Missing at Sea': their presence in the camp remained a closely guarded secret. This meant that it was many months - in some cases, years - before the fog of mystery surrounding their disappearance lifted, and family and friends knew whether their loved ones were dead or alive. Lost at Sea tells the little-known story of these survivors. It is a tale of honour between enemy naval commanders; of suffering, courage and endurance, as months of imprisonment turned to years; and of the powerful relationships that form when people are forced together in life-threatening circumstances. Greatly enhancing the poignancy of this story is the fact that David Millar was the author's father.


Author : Jennifer Appel
Publisher :
Release : 2018-04-25
Page : 171
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781980934332
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Dispelling the myths in the media for the 2017 coverage of Two Women "Lost At Sea" and Rescued By the US Navy. A MUST READ for every journalism, sociology and neuroscience student who wants to know how media spin can turn a real rescue into a false news story. Part One of this multi-volume series looks into the methods and motives of destroying journalistic integrity to cover up a real rescue at sea story.


Author : Steven Callahan
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2002
Page : 256
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9780618257324
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The author recalls his seventy-six day ordeal adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in a five foot inflatable raft, after the sinking of his sailboat, recounting his problems surviving the weather, shark attacks, raft leaks, and food and water shortages. Reprint.


Author : Allison Lassieur
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2013
Page : 112
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 142966861X
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"Describes the fight for survival while being lost at sea"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Jon Ronson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2013-03-28
Page : 471
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1447223918
Description :


Jon Ronson has been on patrol with America's real-life superheroes and to a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He's interviewed a robot and asked her if she has a soul. He's travelled to the Alaskan theme town of North Pole (where every day is Christmas Day) to investigate a high school mass-murder plot. He's met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and another who's preparing to welcome the aliens to earth. Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, strange behaviour and the human mind, and he has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. Collected here from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) are the best of his adventures. Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing, always entertaining, these compelling stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives will have you wondering just what we're capable of.