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Swimming to Antarctica : tales of a long-distance swimmer

Author: Lynne Cox
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2005]
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Harvest editionView all editions and formats
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Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-eight-degree  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Lynne Cox; Lynne Cox; Lynne Cox
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Cox
ISBN: 9780156031301 0156031302
OCLC Number: 56752086
Notes: Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, ©2004.
Description: ix, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Cold day in August --
Beginnings --
Leaving home --
Open water --
Twenty-six miles across the sea --
English Channel --
White Cliffs of Dover --
Homecoming --
Invitation to Egypt --
Lost in the fog --
Cook Strait, New Zealand --
Human research subject --
Strait of Magellan --
Around the Cape of Good Hope --
Around the world in eighty days --
Glacier bay --
Facing the bomb --
A-team --
Mind-blowing --
Debate --
Across the Bering strait --
Success --
Siberia's Gold Medal --
Swimming to Antarctica --
Afterword.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Responsibility: Lynne Cox.
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Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. Her daring eventually led her to the thirty-eight-degree waters of the Bering Strait, which she crossed in her usual outfit -- just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. She has even swum a mile in the iceberg-choked waters of the Antarctic. With a poet's eye for detail, Cox shares the beauty of her time in the water in this new classic of sports memoir.

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