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Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition
Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey

Pardey Books, 2008

In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan. So write Lin and Larry Pardey in this, the third edition of their highly regarded Storm Tactics Handbook. As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to discard the classic methods used to bring sailing vessels of all sizes from vast clipper ships to tiny yachts through amazingly strong winds and heavy seas. ...
  
  











  



  
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
Nando Parrado, 2008

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. Many were dead or dying. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier with no supplies and no means of summoning help. Struggling to endure freezing temperatures, forced to eat human flesh to avoid ...
  
  











  



  
Survivors (Stranded Series)
Chris Tebbetts, Jeff Probst

AudioGO, 2013

Eleven days down, and no end in sight. How long could you survive? Its been days since Buzz, Vanessa, Carter, and Jane were stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the South Pacific. Four kids left to fend for themselves. No adults. No supplies. Theyve managed to make fire and theyve even found food. But theyve just lost their only shelter and quite possibly their one chance at being rescued. Now theyll have to venture even deeper ...
  
  











  



  
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredib

Scribner, 2013

FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES A NEW, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE TALE OF MARITIME DISASTER, SURVIVAL, AND DARING RESCUE, HIS MOST THRILLING AND AMAZING STORY YET. Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a dual citizen of America and France. Their ...
  
  











  



  
The Circus Ship
Chris Van Dusen

Candlewick, 2009

With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection full of humor and heart. When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Readers: Titanic
Melissa Stewart

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

Get kids reading with cool information about the subjects that interest them the most. National Geographic Readers are high-interest, exciting, and easy to read. The latest in the series, Titanic is no exception. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Brought to you ...
  
  











  



  
NZ Frenzy: New Zealand North Island
Scott Cook

Scott Cook, 2009

NZ Frenzy is a guidebook to NZ's North Island OUTDOOR places. Please read the reviews, as they'll give you better insight than all my author hoopla (and note in the reviews that EVERY single review from someone who has actually had my book in NZ has given it 5 stars!) Please click on the "Look Inside" button and read some entries. I've personally been to every beach, every hot spring...and hiked all the trails. My book is an attempt to save you ...
  
  











  



  
Titanic: An Illustrated History
Donald Lynch, Ken Marschall, ...

Hyperion, 1995

A popular gift volume featuring dozens of meticulously accurate, full-color paintings--including a fold-out illustration of the whole Titanic --offers a wealth of information about the "unsinkable" cruise ship and its fatal voyage. Reprint.
  
  











  



  
The Black Stallion
Walter Farley

Random House, 1991

First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.
  
  











  



  
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic (Illustrated Edition)
Alfred Lansing

Basic Books, 2001

In December 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men set sail from South Georgia for the South Pole aboard the Endurance, the object of their expedition to cross Antarctica overland. A month later the ship was beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea, just outside the Antarctic Circle. Temperatures dropped to 35 degrees Celsius below zero. Ice-moored, the Endurance drifted northwest for ten months before it was finally crushed. The ...
  
  











  



  
The Wreck of the Ethie
Hilary Hyland, 2008

The tale of the ill-fated British luxury liner Titanic has been etched in people's minds through books, documentaries and major motion pictures about the tragedy. But, she was not the only passenger ship to be eaten up by the dangerous North Atlantic waters off the shores of Newfoundland in the early 1900s. In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie departs Port Saunders, Newfoundland, for St. John's Harbor with 92 passengers and crew, all ...
  
  











  



  
Titanic: An Illustrated History
Donald Lynch, Ken Marschall, ...

Hyperion, 1995

A popular gift volume featuring dozens of meticulously accurate, full-color paintings--including a fold-out illustration of the whole Titanic --offers a wealth of information about the "unsinkable" cruise ship and its fatal voyage. Reprint.
  
  











  



  
Polar the Titanic Bear
Daisy Corning Stone Spedden

Paw Prints 2008-04-18, 2008

Written for her son by an American heiress whose family survived the 1912 sinking of the "Titanic", this account of the Edwardian life and of the disaster is told through the eyes of the young boy's teddy bear. Illustrated with watercolors and family photographs, this book makes an ideal read-aloud.
  
  











  



  
Legacy of the Light

Dog Ear Publishing, 2012

In 1907, Nathaniel Bowen is the lighthouse keeper at Race Rock, a building in the middle of the ocean off the coast of New London, Connecticut. Believing the remote lighthouse is no place to raise a child, his wife leaves with their son, Caleb. Nathaniel continues on alone. He is visited by a free-spirited young woman, Maddy Covington. A strange box washes up on the rocks of his lighthouse. Both events will have repercussions in the future. On ...
  
  











  



  
On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend
Spike Walker

Tantor, 2010

A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time. Two Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm in an effort to rescue the ship's eighteen crew members before it broke apart and ...
  
  











  



  
The Bridge Never Crossed
Capt George A Burk, George A. Burk

Science & Humanities Press, 1999

"The Bridge Never Crossed is the incredible story of George Burk's survival of a tragic plane crash, the unlikely series of events that saved his life, and his inspirational refusal to die . . . George has spent the balance of his life sharing what he has learned about work, leadership, faith, and the true meaning of 'quality of life'. He believes that angels walk among us. I believe that George is one of them." Joe Howard, Fire Chief, Rowlett, ...
  
  











  



  
The Atocha Odyssey
Pat Clyne

Terrell Creative, 2010

The Nuestra Senora de Atocha was the richest Spanish Galleon ever to have sunk in the western hemisphere. The Atocha's manifest listed over 47 tons of registered silver and gold, but estimates of the smuggled emeralds still being found on this ship are expected to exceed even the registered cargo. These valuable treasures, plundered from the New World by the Kingdom of Spain, was intended to bolster their world dominance through their naval ...
  
  











  



  
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
Allan Wolf

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2011

More than two thousand men, women, and children are on board. Here on the first-class promenade is millionaire John Jacob Astor, who hopes his return from Egypt with his pregnant teen bride will invite a minimum of media attention. And here, in the third-class common room, a beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers first love. And there in the distance, shrouded in darkness, an ancient iceberg lies patient, ...
  
  











  



  
Titanic in Photographs (Titanic Collection)
Daniel Klistorner, Steve Hall, ...

The History Press, 2012

The name Titanic has become synonymous with catastrophe , the story of this luxurious liner legendary. Wrecked after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, the loss of around 1,500 lives among her passengers and crew has gone down in history as one of the most emotive and tragic disasters in history. In this evocative collection of photographs the authors of TITANIC: The Ship Magnificent tell Titanic's full story, set against ...
  
  











  



  
Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
Ed O'Donnell

Broadway, 2003

There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn’t have mattered since the steamship was only chartered for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds of terrified passengers into the water. By the time the captain found a safe shore for landing, 1,021 had perished. It was ...
  
  











  








   



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