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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
"Solitude is terrifying and awe-inspiring in Alone." --The Wall Street Journal In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the remote Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with severe food poisoning, he blacked out. When he came to, he found himself in the raging sea, sixty miles from shore. As Brett saw the lights of his boat disappearing into the darkness, it became clear that no one had seen him fall, and that no one would hear his shouts for help. He was alone in the ocean. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. At that point a frantic search began for a single man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The rough weather meant that no planes or helicopters could assist in the search. According to the experts, he should have died within ten to fourteen hours. Instead, Brett battled Portuguese man o' war and jellyfish, sharks, seagulls, and the stormy seas for more than 28 hours. Alone is the remarkable tale of his miraculous survival and rescue. It is also the story of what it takes to defy extraordinary odds and the incredible power of the human spirit" --
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Archibald, Brett
Dewey number
910.9165/67
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.A83
LC item number
A74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archibald, Brett
  • Survival at sea
  • Search and rescue operations
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Businesspeople
  • Rescues
  • Search and rescue operations
  • South Africans
  • Survival at sea
  • Indian Ocean
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
Label
Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiv, 357 pages
Isbn
9781250143303
Lccn
2017027328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967056965
  • (Sirsi) a2057798
Label
Alone : lost overboard in the Indian Ocean, Brett Archibald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967056965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiv, 357 pages
Isbn
9781250143303
Lccn
2017027328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967056965
  • (Sirsi) a2057798

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