Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

Author: Steven Callahan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547526560

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 5865

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 1180

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Can You Survive Being Lost at Sea?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 142966861X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

View: 5888

"Describes the fight for survival while being lost at sea"--Provided by publisher.

Getting Out Alive

13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758735

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4225

This book presents 13 highly engaging accounts of people surviving catastrophic situations. The stories are fiction, but the life-threatening scenarios are all based on true stories of miraculous survival. Along the way, readers learn the real-life skills they would need to get out alive if it happened to them.

You Choose: Can You Survive Being Lost at Sea?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Allison Louise Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476542317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5314

You're in the middle of the ocean. The blazing sun beats down on you mercilessly. There's water everywhere but you can't drink it. How will you stay alive until help reaches you? Will you: Work to save yourself and others when your small airplane crashes at sea? Battle a fierce storm as a passenger on a chartered sailboat in the Caribbean? Try to survive alone on a small fishing boat stalled off the coast of Maine?

The Art Of Choosing

The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them

Author: Sheena Iyengar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811744X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2153

Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Her award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use this book as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead. 'No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers' Malcolm Gladwell, author of THE TIPPING POINT

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3077

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

Survival at Sea

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422287769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5241

Elite soldiers must know how to survive in every environment, including if they're stranded on the harshest ocean. Special Forces units trained to survive at sea are some of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to a survival situation in the ocean. In this book, you will learn some of the techniques these soldiers use to stay alive at sea. You can learn from their training and discover: • what to do when a shark attacks. • how to tell when a storm is coming. • how to swim so that you save energy. • how to signal for help in the middle of the ocean. • how to treat a jellyfish sting. • how to build a raft out of logs or saplings.

Die Berge meines Lebens

Author: Walter Bonatti,Christine Kopp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403900


Page: 446

View: 3070


Elemental Crossing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Eternal Press

ISBN: 1897559348


Page: N.A

View: 7036


Healing from Depression

12 Weeks to a Better Mood

Author: Douglas Bloch

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892545968

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 5535

In Healing from Depression, Douglas Bloch shares his struggle to stay alive amidst overwhelming despair and out-of-control anxiety attacks, and explains how the power of prayer and other holistic approaches ultimately led to his recovery. As one of the millions of Americans who suffer from depression, Bloch could not be helped by so-called “miracle” drugs. Therefore, he had to seek out conventional and alternative non-drug methods of healing. The result is a 12-week program that combines his inspirational story with a comprehensive manual on how to diagnose and treat depression, offering new hope and practical strategies to everyone who suffers from this debilitating condition. Complete with worksheets and goal sheets to customize individual plans, Healing from Depression is an accessible self-guided program for managing and recovering from depression. Acclaimed as a “life-line to healing,” this important book stresses the importance of social support, on going self-care activities like relaxation, nutrition, exercise, prayer, meditation, support groups, therapy and keeping a daily mood diary and gratitude journal.

Becoming an Invitational Leader

A New Approach to Professional and Personal Success

Author: William Purkey

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 0893347507

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 3810

William Purkey and Betty Siegel have written much more than a guidebook to becoming a healthier and more effective leader. The book is radical and profound in its compelling argument that it is time for people in positions of authority to forge a new kind of relationship with others based on dialogue, respect and collaboration. What separates this text from others in its field and makes for such interesting and enjoyable reading are the countless quotes, metaphors and specific examples of highly successful leaders who have practiced invitational leadership. John Dewey, Thomas Jefferson, F.W. Woolworth are just a few leaders mentioned who held a strong belief in the importance of respect in all human interaction as well as faith in the self-directing powers of the individual. This insightful text is long overdue in an age of "might makes right" and contains great wisdom in promoting solid values found in various democratic and spiritual organizations. Supervisors and coaches, CEO's and shop stewards, managers and parents, anyone and everyone who deals with others, take notice. This is a truly inspirational book in its invitation for all people to join together in a shared vision of promise and greatness.


Author: Alyssa Sheinmel

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446258027

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4937

Langsam kehrt bei Maisie die Erinnerung zurück: Ein Blitz hatte die Oberleitung getroffen und der Funkenregen sie auf das Schlimmste verbrannt. Maisies Leben wird nie mehr so sein wie zuvor. Doch sie hat großes Glück: Sie erhält ein Gesichtstransplantat. Aber kann man das wirklich Glück nennen? Wenn sie sich selbst nicht mehr im Spiegel erkennt, sie in der Schule zum Außenseiter wird, weil ihr Gesicht aussieht wie von Picasso gemalt, und ihr Freund, ihre erste Liebe, nur aus Mitleid bei ihr bleibt? Erst als Maisie auf Menschen trifft, die ihr altes Gesicht nicht kennen, gelingt es ihr, ihr neues Ich anzunehmen. Und sie begreift: Sag niemals nie.

635 Tage im Eis

Die Shackleton-Expedition -

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641211050

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4421

Am Anfang steht der Plan von der erstmaligen Durchquerung des weißen Kontinents. Doch das gewaltige Naturwunder Antarktis wird im Jahr 1915 für die Crew der 'Endurance' zur Hölle aus Eis. Beharrlich verfolgt Expeditionsleiter Sir Ernest Shackleton bald nur noch ein Ziel: 28 Männer lebend wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzubringen. Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Irrfahrt ans Ende der Welt. "Gebt mir Scott als wissenschaftlichen Expeditionsleiter ..., gebt mir Amundsen für eine störungsfreie und effiziente Polar-Expedition, aber wenn sich das Schicksal gegen euch verschworen zu haben scheint, dann fallt auf die Knie und betet um Shackleton."

438 Tage

Überlebenskampf auf dem Pazifik

Author: Jonathan Franklin

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4118

Der wahre Bericht eines Schiffbrüchigen: Am 17. November 2012 bricht José Salvador Alvarenga mit seinem Begleiter in einem kleinen Boot zum Fischfang auf. Als in einem heftigen Unwetter vor der Küste Mexikos der Motor versagt, beginnt eine 10?000 Kilometer lange Odyssee über den Ozean, auf der der Fischer von Haien angegriffen wird und mit ansehen muss, wie sein Gefährte stirbt. Packend schildert Jonathan Franklin das nervenzerreißende Drama an Bord und wie man als Mensch 14 Monate auf dem Meer überleben kann.

Near Death on the High Seas

True Stories of Disaster and Survival

Author: Cecil Kuhne

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307279347

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 433

View: 1677

A compilation of real-life adventure stories of survival in extreme conditions features Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon Tiki," "Adrift" by Steve Callahan, and "Gipsy Moth Circles the World" by Francis Chichester.


Author: Sabine Kuegler

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7389

Was uns unvorstellbar erscheint – Sabine Kuegler hat es erlebt: Als Tochter deutscher Forscher verbrachte sie ihre Kindheit mitten im Dschungel von West-Papua, bei einem vergessenen Stamm von Kannibalen. Bis sie siebzehn war, kannte sie keine Autos, kein Fernsehen und keine Geschäfte. Sie spielte nicht mit Puppen, sondern schwamm mit Krokodilen im Fluss – und erlebte schon früh die alten Rituale des Tötens. Die Natur war ihr Spielplatz, der Dschungel ihre Heimat, der Himmel ihr Dach. Dschungelkind von Sabine Kuegler im eBook!

Steven Callahan

Adrift at Sea

Author: Holly Cefrey

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516243306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9604

Introduces the sailing enthusiast and boat designer, Steven Callahan, who struggled to survive after his small sailboat, the "Napoleon Solo," sank into the Atlantic Ocean.