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The Resource No barriers (The young adult adaptation) : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon, Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy

No barriers (The young adult adaptation) : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon, Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy

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No barriers (The young adult adaptation) : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon
Title
No barriers (The young adult adaptation)
Title remainder
a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon
Statement of responsibility
Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy
Title variation
No barriers
Title variation remainder
a blind mans journey to kayak the Grand Canyon
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Language
eng
Summary
Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals.This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of No Barriers--"What's Within You is Stronger Than What's in Your Way."--amazon.com
Summary
"No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Mt. Everest in 2001, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life, the personal and professional struggles in the pursuit of growth, learning, and family, as well as a dream to kayak one of the world's great rivers as a blind athlete. It is also about the many people I've encountered along the way who possess what I call a "No Barriers" mindset, who live a No Barriers life. It highlights these pioneers who give those around them the courage to do great things. People who have risked failure, transcended their personal barriers, and shown others a way forward: scientists and innovators, artists and musicians, climbers and adventurers, activists and soldiers. No Barriers is a way of living, and it exists in all of us, like a deep internal light. But sometimes through trauma, loss, isolation, and disillusionment, people get shoved into a dark place, and that light is almost extinguished. Making hard choices is what feeds that light,and becomes the energy we need to propel us forward. This book is about making the hard choices to fuel that flickering light, so that we can ignite with purpose and become our very best selves"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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10805305
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DLC
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Weihenmayer, Erik
Dewey number
797.12209791
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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1010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
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1960-
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Levy, Buddy
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True
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  • Weihenmayer, Erik
  • Weihenmayer, Erik
  • Kayaking
  • Blind athletes
  • Weihenmayer, Erik
  • Blind athletes
  • Kayaking
  • Travel
  • Arizona
  • Arizona
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
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a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon
Label
No barriers (The young adult adaptation) : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon, Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy
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on1089840963
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781250206770
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2019007955
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
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(OCoLC)1089840963
Label
No barriers (The young adult adaptation) : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon, Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1089840963
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21 cm
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First Edition.
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xiii, 200 pages
Isbn
9781250206770
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2019007955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1089840963

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