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438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea

Author: Jonathan Franklin
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Salvador Alvarenga; Salvador Alvarenga; Salvador Alvarenga
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franklin
ISBN: 9781501116292 1501116290
OCLC Number: 915043925
Description: 274 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The sharkers --
A stormy tribe --
Ambushed at sea --
Search and no rescue --
Adrift --
Hunter gatherers --
A fight for life --
Swimming with sharks --
Encounters with a whale --
The birdman --
A year at sea --
Another slow death --
The rooster --
Who is this wildman? --
Found but lost --
Attacked by cockroaches --
Call of the sea --
Epilogue: A journey of dignity.
Other Titles: Four hundred thirty eight days, an extraordinary tale of survival at sea
Four hundred and thirty eight days, an extraordinary tale of survival at sea
Responsibility: Jonathan Franklin.

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The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to health, this is an epic tale of survival. Print run 75,000.

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