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The Resource Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald

Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald

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Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean
Title
Alone
Title remainder
lost overboard in the Indian Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Brett Archibald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald set off with his friends on a dream surf charter trip off the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. It quickly became a nightmare: in the middle of a storm, suffering from severe food poisoning, Brett leaned overboard--and blacked out. He awoke in the raging sea. No one had seen him fall, and no one heard his shouts for help. He watched his boat sail away. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. A frantic search then began for the lone man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The turbulent weather protected Brett from the scorching sun, but also prevented planes or helicopters from assisting in the search. As hours passed, some wondered whether they were searching for a man or a corpse. A key few, however, never doubted that Brett would survive. This is the remarkable story of Brett's battle against the elements, creatures from jellyfish to sharks, and his own inner demons, and the simultaneous struggle to find him waged by an international community. Against extraordinary odds, the power of the human spirit would prevail."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
An account of how the author fell overboard unnoticed and survived for twenty-eight hours in the Indian Ocean without a raft or supplies describes how he endured rough weather and dangerous predators before his miraculous rescue
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600520
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Archibald, Brett
Dewey number
910.9165/67
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archibald, Brett
  • Survival at sea
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Survival
  • Rescues
  • South Africans
  • Businesspeople
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Rescues
  • Survival
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
lost overboard in the Indian Ocean
Label
Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 357 pages
Isbn
9781250143303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967056965
Label
Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 357 pages
Isbn
9781250143303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967056965

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