The Resource 438 Days

438 Days

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438 Days
Title
438 Days
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Summary
Declared "the best survival book in a decade" by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. A "gripping saga," (Daily Mail), 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is not only "an intense, immensely absorbing read" (Booklist) but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea
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Franklin, Jonathan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nature
  • Nonfiction
  • Sports & Recreations
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438 Days
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:97fbb0ff-c079-44b3-abfa-bf2f0fa7f1db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501116315
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
438 Days
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:97fbb0ff-c079-44b3-abfa-bf2f0fa7f1db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501116315
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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