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Cox, Lynne 1957-

Works: 45 works in 165 publications in 12 languages and 7,600 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Picture books  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Outlines and syllabi  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV838.C69, 797.21092
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Elizabeth, queen of the seas by Lynne Cox( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned swimmer and author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again -- each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away -- but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home. Includes factual information about elephant seals
South with the sun : Roald Amundsen, his polar explorations, and the quest for discovery by Lynne Cox( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners). Twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. The author, an adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica, gives us in this new work a full-scale account of Amundsen's life and expeditions. We see Amundsen, in 1903-06, the first to travel the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, in his small ship Gjoa, a seventy-foot refitted former herring boat powered by sails and a thirteen-horsepower engine, making his way through the entire length of the treacherous ice bound route, between the northern Canadian mainland and Canada's Arctic islands, from Greenland across Baffin Bay, between the Canadian islands, across the top of Alaska into the Bering Strait. The dangerous journey took three years to complete, as Amundsen, his crew, and six sled dogs waited while the frozen sea around them thawed sufficiently to allow for navigation. We see him journey toward the North Pole in Fridtjof Nansen's famous Fram, until word reached his expedition party of Robert Peary's successful arrival at the North Pole. Amundsen then set out on a secret expedition to the Antarctic, and we follow him through his heroic capture of the South Pole. The author makes clear why Amundsen succeeded in his quests where other adventurer-explorers failed, and how his methodical preparation and willingness to take calculated risks revealed both the spirit of the man and the way to complete one triumphant journey after another. She also describes reading about Amundsen as a young girl and how his exploits inspired her to follow her dreams. We see how she unwittingly set out in Amundsen's path, swimming in open waters off Antarctica, then Greenland (always without a wetsuit), first as a challenge to her own abilities and then later as a way to understand Amundsen's life and the lessons learned from his vision, imagination, and daring
Open water swimming manual : an expert's survival guide for triathletes and open water swimmers by Lynne Cox( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed to succeed at and enjoy open water swimming, including choosing the right bathing suit and sunscreen; surviving in dangerous weather conditions, currents, and waves; confronting various marine organisms; treating ailments, such as being stung or bitten, and much more. Cox calls upon Navy SEAL training materials and instructors' knowledge of open water swimming and safety procedures to guide her research. In addition, first-hand anecdotes from SEAL specialists and stories of Cox's own experiences serve as both warnings and proper practices to adopt. Open Water Swimming Manual provides a wealth of knowledge for all swimmers, from seasoned triathletes and expert swimmers to beginners exploring open water swimming for the first time. It is, as well, the first manual of its kind to make use of oceanography, marine biology, and to weave in stories about the successes and failures of other athletes, giving us a deeper, broader understanding of this exhilarating and fast growing sport. From the Trade Paperback edition
South with the sun : Roald Amundsen, his polar explorations, and the quest for discovery by Lynne Cox( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Roal Amundsen's career of adventure began at the age of fifteen. He was born in Norway in 1872 to a family of merchant sea captains and rich ship owners. Twenty-five years later he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. Lynne Cox gives listeners a full-scale account of the explorers life and expeditions
Grayson by Lynne Cox( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a clear California morning when Cox (Swimming to Antarctica) was 17 years old, she had an unusual experience that stayed with her for 30 years, creating a spiritual foundation for her personal and professional success. In this slim and crisp memoir, Cox details a morning swim off the coast of California that took an unexpected turn: returning to shore, she discovered that she was being followed by a baby gray whale that had been separated from its mother. As Cox developed a rapport with the whale, she took on the responsibility of keeping it at sea until it was reunited with its mother. Cox expertly weaves fine details together, from the whale's mushroomlike skin to how other fish react to such a large creature. At times Cox's prose is uneven, alternating from emotional to factual, but her pure joy at connecting with Grayson (her name for the baby whale) overrides any technical inconsistencies. The combination of retelling her once-in-a-lifetime experience with her observations on life ("If I try, if I believe, if I work toward something ... the impossible isn't impossible at all") will have timeless appeal for all ages. (Aug.)
Swimming to Antarctica : tales of a long-distance swimmer by Lynne Cox( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland. At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men's and women's world records for swimming the English Channel-a thirty-three-mile crossing in nine hours, thirty-six minutes. At eighteen, she swam the twenty-mile Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand, was caught on a massive swell, found herself after five hours farther from the finish than when she started, and still completed the swim. She was the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the most treacherous three-mile stretch of water in the world. The first to swim the Bering Strait-the channel that forms the boundary line between the United States and Russia-from Alaska to Siberia, thereby opening the U.S.-Soviet border for the first time in forty-eight years, swimming in thirty-eight-degree water in four-foot waves without a shark cage, wet suit, or lanolin grease. The first to swim the Cape of Good Hope (a shark emerged from the kelp, its jaws wide open, and was shot as it headed straight for her). In this extraordinary book, the world's most extraordinary distance swimmer writes about her emotional and spiritual need to swim and about the almost mystical act of swimming itself. Lynne Cox trained hard from age nine, working with an Olympic coach, swimming five to twelve miles each day in the Pacific. At age eleven, she swam even when hail made the water "like cold tapioca pudding" and was told she would one day swim the English Channel. Four years later-not yet out of high school-she broke the men's and women's world records for the Channel swim. In 1987, she swam the Bering Strait from America to the Soviet Union-a feat that, according to Gorbachev, helped diminish tensions between Russia and the United States. Lynne Cox's relationship with the water is almost mystical: she describes swimming as flying, and remembers swimming at night through flocks of flying fish the size of mockingbirds, remembers being escorted by a pod of dolphins that came to her off New Zealand. She has a photographic memory of her swims. She tells us how she conceived of, planned, and trained for each, and re-creates for us the experience of swimming (almost) unswimmable bodies of water, including her most recent astonishing one-mile swim to Antarctica in thirty-two-degree water without a wet suit. She tells us how, through training and by taking advantage of her naturally plump physique, she is able to create more heat in the water than she loses. Lynne Cox has swum the Mediterranean, the three-mile Strait of Messina, under the ancient bridges of Kunning Lake, below the old summer palace of the emperor of China in Beijing. Breaking records no longer interests her. She writes about the ways in which these swims instead became vehicles for personal goals, how she sees herself as the lone swimmer among the waves, pitting her courage against the odds, drawn to dangerous places and treacherous waters that, since ancient times, have challenged sailors in ships
Oceano con ragazza e cucciolo di balena smarrito : romanzo by Lynne Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myklas Contest Winners, Book 1 : 14 Original Early Elementary to Elementary Piano Solos from the Myklas Music Press Library by Lynne Cox( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day the whale came by Lynne Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Day The Whale Came' tells the true story of a long-distance swimmer, a lost whale, and their extraordinary encounter
Professional mediation skills certificate training program : University of Washington School of Law, October 5-7 & 20-21, 2001( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cri de la baleine by Lynne Cox( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une championne de natation tente de sauver une jeune baleine qui a dérivé loin de sa mère lors de leur migration vers le nord. Un témoignage vécu qui prend des allures de récit initiatique, et célèbre les mystères de la mer
Grayson by Lynne Cox( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early-morning workout becomes an enchanting adventure when a record-holding swimmer reunites a baby whale and its mother. An inspiring, irresistible story for all ages, from the beloved author of Swimming to Antarctica. It's five o'clock in the morning and still dark. Swimming outside the wave break off the Catalina coast, training for her next long-distance swim (she has already crossed the English Channel twice), 17-year-old Lynne Cox senses that something is following her. She worries that it might be a great white shark. Instead, it's a baby gray whale, separated from its mother on their journey to the Bering Sea 8,000 miles away. Lynne needs to leave the water to rest, but she knows that if she does, the calf will follow her onto shore and die. To save its life, she must reunite mother and calf in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. Miracles happen now and then. Sometimes we recognize them when they occur; sometimes it takes years of experience to understand. Looking back on that chilly morning, a beloved author and inspirational speaker shares her personal story of love, hope, loss, and faith
Swimming in the sink : an episode of the Heart by Lynne Cox( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir from the open-water swimmer in which "we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her--freedom, mastery, transcendence--back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love"--Dust jacket flap
Shining light : calm, nurturing stories for babies and young children by Lynne Cox( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This CD nurtures a child's self-esteem while bringing out their best qualities. The calming music enhances the imagery as the Shining Light guides children on journeys that inspire them to recognize they are precious and lovable"--Container
El fill de la balena grisa by Lynne Cox( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Catalan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth by Lynne Cox( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shark by Lynne Cox( )

1 edition published in 1981 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunts of the Black Masseur : the swimmer as hero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peabody Award winning filmmaker Jeff McKay plunges in and gets behind the most popular sport in the world: swimming. For the millions of swimmers worldwide, this film explores all that swimming has meant for so many -- the splendor, the bravery, the adventure and the sensuality of the aquatic experience. This is a film of submersive passion: from the ancient Greeks to the great swimmers and divers of the twentieth century, water has inspired a devotion beyond athletics, a virtual cult of immersion. This hour long documentary takes its inspiration from Charles Sprawson's landmark book, Haunts of the Black Masseur: the Swimmer as Hero. The viewer is invited to accompany Sprawson as we swim the Hellespont, the Tiber, the English Channel and Antarctica. We meet and swim with some of the top marathon swimmers in the world: Lynne Cox, David Yudovin and Alison Streeter and photographer Linda Troeller who share their passion for and obsession with the water. Join us on this journey driven by aqueous obsession
The jellyfish : piano solo by Lynne Cox( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dinosaur collection by Lynne Cox( )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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South with the sun : Roald Amundsen, his polar explorations, and the quest for discovery
South with the sun : Roald Amundsen, his polar explorations, and the quest for discoveryGraysonSwimming to Antarctica : tales of a long-distance swimmerThe day the whale cameGraysonGraysonThe day the whale came
Alternative Names
Lynne Cox americká plavkyně

Lynne Cox Amerikaans zwemster

Lynne Cox nadadora estadounidense

Lynne Cox nageuse américaine

Lynne Cox notuese amerikane

Lynne Cox pływaczka amerykańska

Lynne Cox US-amerikanische Langstreckenschwimmerin und Buchautorin

Кокс, Линн

Лин Кокс Американска плувкиня и авторка на книги

لين كوكس

لين كوكس سباحة أمريكية

لین کوکس شناگر و نویسنده آمریکایی

லினி காக்சு

콕스, 린 1957-

コックス, リン