117 Days Adrift

Author: Maurice Bailey
Editor: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780924486319
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The Bailey's is a fantastic human story of adaption to totally alien conditions. It is a story of amazing courage, resolution and endurance. Essential reading for all who enjoy a gripping true story, 117 Days Adrift is an inspiring tale that has become one of the classics of the sea.

Staying Alive

Author: Maurice Bailey
Editor: Random House Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780679504580
Size: 17,61 MB
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Rya Sea Survival Handbook E G43

Author: Royal Yachting Association
Editor: Royal Yachting Association
ISBN:
Size: 20,60 MB
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This book is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course and supports World Sailing approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. It also highlights the importance of having the correct safety equipment and will also give you the knowledge of how and when to use it, making it invaluable for anyone who takes a boat offshore for racing or cruising. The edition of the RYA Sea Survival Handbook is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course. It has been updated with new information, chapter summaries and guidance on how to respond to emergencies at sea and is invaluable for anyone who takes a boat offshore. Chapters include: • Before you leave • Calling for Help • Understanding Weather • MOB Prevention • Fire Control This book is written by Keith Colwell who works at the RNLI as a Community Incident Reduction Manager, managing a large team of volunteer safety advisers, who provide a safety advice service to the both the boating and general public. Keith is an RYA Yachtmaster, an RYA Powerboat Instructor, a SRC instructor/assessor and RYA and STCW’95 Sea Survival Instructor. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px}

Self Sufficient Sailor 3rd Edition

Author: Lin Pardey
Editor: L&L Pardey Publications
ISBN: 1929214278
Size: 12,50 MB
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This book is just what the title says. It is the distillation of what the Lin and Larry learned during more than 47 years of sailing together, years during which they covered more than 210,0000 miles on board their two cutters, Seraffyn and Taleisin, and on scores of other boats they have delivered or raced. Lin and Larry tell how they have sailed in comfort and safety without large cash outlay- on a pay-as-you-earn-as-you-go plan and by simplifying. The first two editions of this invaluable text have seen more than 60,000 copies reach people who dream of setting sail, be it for a weekend voyage across to an offshore island, or for a world circumnavigation. Lin continues voyaging now she is well into her seventh decade of life. Armed with what she is learning as she explores the islands and far corners of the Tasman Sea, she has updated and revised the information found in the original edition plus added several new chapters. Amidst the new material is an extensive look at the lessons learned as Lin and Larry safely negotiated the stormy waters around Cape Horn and beyond. This book could help you cut the ties that bind you to shore.

Literature Of Travel And Exploration

Author: Jennifer Speake
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135456623
Size: 20,46 MB
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Literature Of Travel And Exploration R To Z Index

Author: Jennifer Speake
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584405
Size: 17,82 MB
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

How To Climb Mt Blanc In A Skirt

Author: Mick Conefrey
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230112420
Size: 10,28 MB
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• Which explorer found the lost site of Jesus' first miracle? • Who was first to the top of the highest mountain in Peru? • Who was the first Westerner to visit the Ottoman harem in Constantinople? • Who held the world record as the only person to fly from Britain to Australia for 44 years? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Mick Conefrey's charming new book (a hint: none of them had beards). In 1870, New York mountaineer Meta Brevoort climbed Mt. Blanc in a hoop skirt. Pausing at the summit only long enough to drink a glass of champagne and dance the quadrille with her alpine guides, she marched back down the mountain and into history as one of the first female mountain explorers. Here, Mick Conefrey weaves together tips, how-tos, anecdotes, and eccentric lists to tell the amazing stories of history's great female explorers—women who were just as fascinating and inspiring as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Most were brave, some were reckless, and all were fascinating. From Fanny Bullock Workman, who was photographed on top of a mountain pass in the Karakoram, holding up a banner calling for "Votes for Women" to Mary Hall, the Victorian world traveler, whose motto was, "take every precaution and abandon all fear," How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirt is uproariously funny and occasionally downright strange.

Let Me Survive

Author: Louise Longo
Editor: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090062
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On September 30, 1994, Louise Longo, Bernard and their six-year old daughter, Gaella, left Rochefort, a French port in the Atlantic, to go on a three week cruise. On the night of October 5, a storm started in the dangerous Bay of Biscay. In the breaking seas, Bernard was afraid the sailboat would sink and thought they would be safer in the liferaft. The Spanish coast was only 40 miles away, they would soon be rescued.But fate was against them. They had hardly any food, very little water. No boat appeared. Bernard, who had been hurt getting into the raft, died on the morning of October 11. For two weeks, Louise fought hunger, thirst and despair while trying to keep Gaella alive. Finally, on October 20, a Russian freighter spotted the raft. But the swell was too big. It was impossible to hoist them. The freighter left without them but called a helicopter. Louise did not know that rescue was coming. And it seemed that all hope left when the freighter abandoned them. Gaella gave up and closed her eyes. Only Louise survived.

Hell On High Seas Amazing Stories Of Survival Against The Odds

Author: Rob Mundle
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730449971
Size: 11,21 MB
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Remarkable stories of survival and courage on the high seas 'Amazing true stories...' Kay Cottee AO, First woman to sail solo and non-stop around the world HELL ON HIGH SEAS chronicles some of the most remarkable stories of survival and daring the world's oceans have ever hosted. Amazing feats of courage: some verging on madness, others where death is eluded through sheer bravery, determination and innovation - or even divine intervention? Maurice and Maralyn Bailey spent 117 days adrift in a rubber dinghy in the Pacific after their yacht was sunk by a whale. Five Mexican fishermen went to sea for a three-day shark-fishing trip and vanished - nine months later three of them reappeared. Ben and Elinore Carlin endured a hurricane-lashed crossing of the Atlantic in their tiny amphibious jeep, Half-Safe, the start of an incredible 10-year, around-the-world odyssey.