Adrift

Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

Author: Steven Callahan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547526560

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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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.
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Can You Survive Being Lost at Sea?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 142966861X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 8666

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

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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?
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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

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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
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In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.
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Survival at Sea

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422287769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.
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Getting Out Alive

13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 3615

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Healing from Depression

12 Weeks to a Better Mood

Author: Douglas Bloch

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892545968

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 9151

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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.
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