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Par Richard Goldstein. 2001
A dramatic moment-by-moment account of the crash that caused the sinking of the "Andrea Doria" and the remarkable rescue of… all but 46 of the ship's 1662 passengers and crew, widely known as the greatest sea rescue of all time. 2001.
Par David Philpott. 1985
The author, head of a billion-dollar corporation, left his old life and set out alone in a 30-foot sailboat. He… travelled from Halifax to Bermuda and into the open Atlantic where his boat was wrecked in a storm. 1985.
Par Jean Silverwood, John Silverwood, Malcolm McConnell. 2008
When John and Jean Silverwood, both experienced sailors, decided to give their four children a taste of life on the… high seas, they hoped the trip would offer important learning experiences. But aboard their fifty-five-foot catamaran, the Silverwood family struggled with family and marriage dynamics in compressed quarters alongside the terrifying forces of nature. Then, just when it seemed that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split second of sheer horror. 2008.
Par Bill Streever. 2009
From avalanches to glaciers, seals to snowflakes, and Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Streever journeys through history, myth,… geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold, real, icy, 40-below cold. He finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole, excavating our planet's ancient and not so ancient ice ages, and exploring hibernation habits in animals, from humans to wood frogs to bears. c009.
Par Rory Storm. 2000
Planning on being a castaway somewhere? Then this guide is for you. Learn how to live off the land, find… food and shelter, and battle weather, poisonous plants and animals, and any other dangers you might encounter. Includes castaway stories, quizzes and brainteasers, and the recipe for cooked snake. Grades 3-6 and older readers. 2000.
Par Gary S Ross. 1992
When Murray Hill retired from the circus, he sold his elephants to Dick Drake, but "repossessed" them when he discovered… that Drake was abusing the animals. Over the next 5 years, Murray put all his energy and ingenuity into hiding the elephants from Drake and the FBI. Strong language.
Par Larry Verstraete. 2009
A young man in Nunavut fights off a polar bear to save his friend, a Canadian peacekeeper in the Congo… risks his own life to save those of stranded tourists, and ordinary people show extraordinary character during the Halifax Explosion, the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, the Tiananmen Square protests, and September 11, 2001. Over twenty true-life stories about life-threatening situations and the wrenching choices made by the people facing them. Winner of the 2010 Silver Birch Award for Non-fiction. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
Par Brian Jones, Bertrand Piccard. 1999
An account of the first nonstop balloon flight to circle the globe. The authors describe their liftoff in Switzerland in… March 1999, their record-setting journey, and their landing in the Egyptian desert. Discussion includes equipment used and crises encountered, with revelations of the personal quirks of the two adventurers. 1999.
Par Ann Vanderhoof. 2005
Ann and Steve were driven professionals desperate for a break, so they quit their jobs and set sail for the… Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery. They dropped anchor in 16 countries, where they explored secluded beaches, shopped lively local markets, hiked, fished, and adapted to life on "island time". Includes recipes of the dishes they encountered, such as cracked conch, curried lobster and papaya salsa. 2005.
Par Adam Shoalts. 2015
The Hudson Bay Lowlands, a trackless expanse of muskeg and lonely rivers, caribou and wolf, is an Amazon of the… north, parts of which to this day remain unexplored. Cutting through this forbidding landscape is a river no explorer, trapper, or canoeist had left any record of paddling. It was this river that Adam Shoalts was obsessively determined to explore. It took him several attempts, and years of research. But finally, alone, he found the headwaters of the mysterious river. He believed he had discovered what he had set out to find. But the adventure had just begun. Bestseller. Winner of the 2016 Young Authors Award. 2015.
Par Dee Caffari, Elaine Bunting. 2007
More people have walked on the moon than have successfully completed a westabout circumnavigation. In 2006, Caffari became the first… woman to sail solo around the world against the prevailing winds and currents, braving physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming solitude, sleep deprivation, the worry of crucial equipment failing, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves, cyclones and a lightning strike. c2007.
Par JeanDavid Blanc. 2012
Par Shawn Ohler, Vicki Hall. 2000
On September 11, 1999, eight oil workers from Canada and the U.S. were taken hostage by 15 armed guerrillas in… Ecuador. They walked in the jungle for 100 days, facing possible death at any moment, but all miraculously survived. Some strong language. 2000.
Par Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo. 2003
A hunter of shipwrecks documents the discovery or survey of twelve major ships in deep waters. Each ship's story begins… with an account of its final voyage, then describes how the ship was found. Featured are the Confederate submarine Hunley and the Allied troop transport Leopoldville, among others. 2003, c1996.
Par Kevin Patterson. 1999
Kevin Patterson, fresh off a stint in the army and suffering from a broken heart, decided that he would sail… from Vancouver to Tahiti and back. Although he knew little about boats or sailing he and a companion set out on an adventure that would take them around the world and force them to contemplate the reasons they set out on their journey.
Par Andrew Donkin. 1999
In this collection of real-life space adventures, the reader can find out about the first astronaut ever to set out… into the unknown; what it's like to walk on the surface of the moon; and the terrifying journey of Apollo 13. Grades 2-4.
Par Peter Moore. 2001
Travel writer Peter Moore recently invited the new love of his life, a.k.a. the girl next door, to join him… on a romantic sojourn through Central America. The trip would take them into an area of the world emerging from decades of civil war, an area racked with poverty, disease and natural disasters. Over the next six months they battled hurricanes, mosquitoes, uncooperative border officials and over-sexed Mexican commuters, and along the way they learnt rather more about each other than they really wanted to. 2001.
Par Adrian Peetoom. 2008
Author Peetoom and his wife, Johanna, had long been fascinated by cargo ship travel as a way to journey to… foreign ports. After Adrian retired, the couple embarked on two voyages: from Hamburg through the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, across the bottom of Asia to ports in South Korea and China, and back; and from Savannah, Georgia, across the South Pacific to Australia and New Zealand. 2008.
Par Ron Arias. 1989
Five Costa Rican fishermen embarked on a routine fishing trip, but a freak storm ravaged their ship and they drifted… in the Pacific for 142 days. They survived ferocious squalls, shark attacks, terrible thirst and a curious whale. The men finally were rescued near Honolulu, 4500 miles from home. 1989.
Par Farley Mowat. 2001
The true story of how the crews of three Liberty ships, the old wartime freighters that were converted to commercial… service after 1945, fought a series of devastating hurricanes in the Atlantic in the early 1950s. Some strong language. 2001.