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The Resource Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean, Adam Rackley

Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean, Adam Rackley

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Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean
Title
Salt, sweat, tears
Title remainder
the men who rowed the ocean
Statement of responsibility
Adam Rackley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters long by two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, a pair of Norwegian fisherman, crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory--and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, a gambler, and a shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat singlehandedly in 1969. Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too."--
Summary
"The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partnerate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters long by two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, a pair of Norwegian fisherman, crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory--and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, a gambler, and a shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat singlehandedly in 1969. Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10381463
Cataloging source
DLC
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1981-
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Rackley, Adam
Dewey number
  • 797.12/30922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV790.9
LC item number
.R34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
  • Rowers
  • Rowing
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the men who rowed the oceans
Label
Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean, Adam Rackley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051018
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126669
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014010916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126669
  • (OCoLC)879552952
Label
Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean, Adam Rackley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1051018
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143126669
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014010916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143126669
  • (OCoLC)879552952

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