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Author : E. L. Thomas
ISBN : 1926847253
Genre : Boating accidents
File Size : 53.89 MB
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Category: Boating accidents


Author : Gwyn Topham
ISBN : 9781741665154
Genre : Cruise lines
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A cruise was once the trip of a lifetime: a byword for refinement, luxury, romance, the millionaire lifestyle. No longer. Boats are bigger and brasher, and every year more and more people of all ages and walks of life are clambering aboard to join the party. But are they safe? Out at sea, there are no police. Many cruise ships fly flags of convenience, sailing in murky legal waters. Reports of disappearances, disease, death and debauchery are becoming alarmingly frequent. Can you be sure your dream holiday, or your ship, won't end up on the rocks? Gwyn Topham, travel editor of Guardian Unlimited, talks to crew and passengers in Australia and around the world to find out what really happens on the high seas. In tales spanning ships from the Fairstar to the QM2, he discovers pirates and pollution, missing persons and mutinies, colourful captains and crew, and passengers whose antics would make your hair curl. You cannot afford to get aboard until you have read Overboard: the stories cruise lines don't want told.
Category: Cruise lines


Author : Michael J. Tougias
ISBN : 9781439153628
Genre : Nature
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From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda. The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. Although Tighe had made the trip forty-eight times, with Reidy accompanying him on twenty of those voyages, the rest of the crew had joined to learn more about offshore sailing. Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea. The Coast Guard, alerted to the Almeisan’s distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene. Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guard’s search and rescue case of the year. Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean. By turns tragic, thrilling, and deeply inspiring, Overboard! is a riveting, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, and all true.
Category: Nature

Man Overboard

Author : Andrew Rose
ISBN : 0977523802
Genre : Australia
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Category: Australia


Author : Beth Anderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114652105
Genre : Fiction
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Poetry. "Anderson is a master of the syntactic measure, blending novelistic and essayistic tones with first-person statements that retain a cool observational air without ever feeling aloof. There is an eveness to the distribution of 'event' in these texts that defies thematization." --Steve Evans, Notes to Poetry. "We need not risk crossing open sky if imagination alone will suffice" --from OVERBOARD. Other books by the same author available from SPD include THE HABITABLE WORLD, HAZARD, and IN RESIDENCE.
Category: Fiction


Author : Elizabeth Fama
ISBN : 9780553494365
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Escaping from a sinking ferry in the waters off Sumatra, fourteen-year-old Emily fights for survival for herself and a young Indonesian boy, who draws courage from his quiet but firm Islamic faith.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Hank Searls
ISBN : 9781480497085
Genre : Fiction
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It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation for a hard-working lawyer and his wife, but one slip and what begins as an adventure quickly becomes terrifying. When Mitch Gordon opens his eyes to find his wife missing in the middle of the ocean, he panics. He is seventy miles from Tahiti on a forty-foot ketch and there is no sign of help. Join Hank Searls, the creator of Jaws 2 and Jaws the Revenge, in this beautiful but frightening tale of love, trust, and survival.
Category: Fiction


Author : Terry Lynn Johnson
ISBN : 9781328699015
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series and Hatchet. Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. Separated from their families and struggling to stay afloat, Travis and twelve-year-old Marina must use all of their grit and knowledge to survive. With seventeen years of hands-on experience and training in remote areas, survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson (Ice Dogs; Sled Dog School) creates on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling featuring the real skills that kids need to survive a disaster. This book includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips; you may have a better chance of surviving a real-life cold-water disaster after reading this book. Stay calm. Stay smart. Survive.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Sarah Weeks
ISBN : 0152050469
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From morning to night, a young child playfully grabs and throws items, including a bathtime rubber ducky and snacktime raisins.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Board Overboard

Author : Brian O'Connell
ISBN : IND:30000042709950
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.37 MB
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If you think your board is a shambles, wait until you read about the board portrayed in Brian O'Connell's hilarious book.Brian O'Connell draws on forty years of camaraderie and affection to offer a hilarious spoof of the world of volunteer organizations. Presented in the form of one organization's board meetings' minutes, Board Overboard is a witty sendup of a world that is too seldom treated with humor.Mrs. Jeffrey (Effie) Black, the recording secretary and narrator of this lampoon, makes few editorial remarks in her note-taking, most often allowing her colleagues to incriminate themselves in their own words. Other board members include Rodney Russell, chairperson; Penelope Mitchell, vice-chairperson; Louella Buckminister; and the Reverend Bryant Horsinger. In his disclaimer, O'Connell says, "Any resemblance to any board or board member I have ever worked with is an unbelievable coincidence." You are sure to find some delightful resemblances, however, to people you know.This book is a perfect gift for all board members and nonprofit executives, who after reading it, will be glad they work with your organization, and not Brian O'Connell's.
Category: Business & Economics