At the Mercy of the Sea

Lisa Clayton

Verlag: Orion, 1997
ISBN 10: 0752805975 / ISBN 13: 9780752805979
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309pp. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Through her daily logs, Lisa tells of the day to day routines, of the beauty of the sea, and of the storms which almost cost her life. She also incorporates her daily faxed messages which range from exhileration to despair as she writes with wit and intmacy of failed facepacks, the wounderful dolphins and the hours of terror when her yaught turns over in a storm.

From Library Journal: On September 17, 1994, Clayton, an Englishwoman, set sail from Dartmouth, England, to circle the world nonstop and alone. After 31,000 miles and 285 days, she became the first woman to accomplish this feat. Clayton had been inspired by other solo circumnavigators, such as Joshua Slocum, who made the first recorded journey in 1898. Her trip aboard the 38' steel-hulled Spirit of Birmingham proved as unpredictable as the seas she traveled. Although the book is unevenly written, the drama and adventure of her journey remains engaging to the last page, and readers will find special interest in her daily log and the FAXes she exchanged with her friend and mentor Peter Harding?which stopped after her computer crashed permanently on day 214. Maps of Clayton's route and 38 color photographs are included. Recommended for public libraries with sailing or adventure collections.?Janet Ross, Sparks Branch Lib., NV
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Titel: At the Mercy of the Sea
Verlag: Orion
Erscheinungsdatum: 1997
Einband: Paperback
Zustand: Near Fine.

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Buchbeschreibung Orion, 1996. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. Buchzustand: Fine - in Fine DJ. First Edition (First Printing).Signed by author. This is the incredibly moving and intimate story of Lisa Clayton's record-breaking achievement of sailing around the world. This is a story of a voyage of personal inspiration and discovery, of the triumph of human will against the elements and above all, of one women's extraordinary courage and endurance against overwhelming odds. Illustrated with colour photographs. Signed by the author on the title page. 268pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Artikel-Nr. 108551

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