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The Unlikely Voyage Of Jack De Crow

Author : A. J. Mackinnon
ISBN : 9781574093438
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Mackinnon recounts his own fascinating journey from north Wales to the Black Sea in a small Mirror dinghy. A marvelous madcap adventure, told with verve and humor by the indefatigable ‘captain.’
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Well At The World S End

Author : A. J. Mackinnon
ISBN : 9781921870392
Genre : Travel
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“This is a wonderful book ... warm, humorous and entertaining.” – Bookseller+Publisher When A.J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the Well at the World’s End, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal youth. Determined not to fly (‘It would feel like cheating’), he sets out with a rucksack, some fireworks and a map of the world and trusts chance to take care of the rest. By land and by sea, by train, truck, horse and yacht, he makes his way across the globe – and through a series of hilarious adventures. He survives a bus crash in Australia, marries a princess in Laos, is attacked by Komodo dragons and does time in a Chinese jail. The next lift – or the next near-miss – is always just a happy accident away. This is the astonishing true story of a remarkable voyage, an old-fashioned quest by a modern-day adventurer. “One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read ... a marvellous read by a travel writer with a unique style.” – The Canberra Times A.J. Mackinnon is the author of The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow and The Well at the World’s End. He was born in Australia in 1963 and he spent his childhood between England and Australia, travelling as a small boy with his family on the last P&O liners to sail between the two countries. His interests include painting, philosophy, writing, conjuring and home-made fireworks.
Category: Travel

Voyage Of The Southern Sun

Author : Michael Smith
ISBN : 9781925435801
Genre : Transportation
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In 2015, Michael Smith set out on a remarkable mission and became the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane. This is the often funny, occasionally terrifying and always inspiring story of that trip, and how it came about. With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny flying boat, the Southern Sun, Michael risked his life to make modern aviation history. His adventures include an unexpected greeting by Special Branch on his arrival in the UK, a near-death experience while leaving Greenland, and a wondrous journey up the Mississippi. Showing a very Australian ingenuity and openness to experience, Michael worked his way around the globe. In seven months he made eighty stops in twenty-five countries, visiting many unusual places and, more often than not, encountering the kindness of strangers. ‘Great Aussie spirit in a good old-fashioned, seat-of-the-pants adventure’ —Dick Smith ‘The blue-sky dreaming of Walter Mitty, the resourcefulness of Phileas Fogg and – dare I say it? – the over-confidence and geniality of Mr Toad in a flying machine. Surely these literary figures were the inspiration for such an adventure. A marvellous exploit and wonderfully told.’ —A.J. Mackinnon, author The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow Michael Smith was named Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2016. He is also one of Australia’s last independent metropolitan cinema operators, after he restored and re-opened the beloved Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne.
Category: Transportation

A B Sea

Author : Jack Lagan
ISBN : 9781574093230
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This playful mariner’s glossary of nautical terms includes definitions for and cross-references to everything from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This second edition includes many new entries, some purely from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for serious sailors.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Catboat Summers

Author : John E. Conway
ISBN : 1574091719
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 74.88 MB
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Catboat Summers chronicles a decade's worth of adventure through a series of short tales, each recounting one of the Conways' many extraordinary experiences aboard their hand-crafted vessel.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wilderness Secrets Revealed

Author : André-François Bourbeau
ISBN : 9781459706972
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41.23 MB
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André-François Bourbeau turned his passion for the outdoors into a celebrated career as a ground-breaking researcher and teacher of primitive wilderness survival. These are his first-hand stories, always informative, gritty, and sometimes hilarious. What emerges is one man's everlasting love of the wilderness.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Contemporary Authors

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787667048
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
Category: Literary Criticism

Complete Sea Kayak Touring

Author : Jonathan Hanson
ISBN : 0071461280
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.61 MB
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Written by the 1997 National Outdoor Book Award winner, a veteran kayaking instructor and guide Complete update of a top-selling guide "Strongly recommended" by the Folding Kayaker newsletter Kayaking is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. boating market
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Woodenboat

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ISBN : UOM:39015058754485
Genre : Boatbuilding
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Category: Boatbuilding

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822032002537
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature