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The Resource Challenging the Pacific : the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route, Maud Fontenoy ; translated from the French by Anthony Roberts

Challenging the Pacific : the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route, Maud Fontenoy ; translated from the French by Anthony Roberts

Label
Challenging the Pacific : the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route
Title
Challenging the Pacific
Title remainder
the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route
Statement of responsibility
Maud Fontenoy ; translated from the French by Anthony Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Fontenoy presents us with an adventure story on the high seas as she challenges the Pacific Ocean--a feat no woman before her ever accomplished. Already the first woman to row alone across the North Atlantic, Maud raised the bar to defy the elements, the daunting solitude, and the circling sharks of the South Pacific on her second solo voyage. She overcame all the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.--From publisher description
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Summary
The author describes her effort to row across the Pacific Ocean, chronicling the long and difficult voyage from Peru westward as she overcame stifling tropical heat, the elements, solitude, and the ever-circling sharks to achieve her goal
Biography type
autobiography
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190090
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fontenoy, Maud
Dewey number
  • 797.123092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV790.92.F66
LC item number
A36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Fontenoy, Maud
  • Rowers
  • Boats and boating
Target audience
adult
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the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route
Label
Challenging the Pacific : the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route, Maud Fontenoy ; translated from the French by Anthony Roberts
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0615/2006018638.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm70107003
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
155 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559708180
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006018638
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
Challenging the Pacific : the first woman to row the Kon-Tiki route, Maud Fontenoy ; translated from the French by Anthony Roberts
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0615/2006018638.html
Publication
Control code
ocm70107003
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Extent
155 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559708180
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006018638
Other physical details
col. ill.

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