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    Sailing Alone Around the World (Paperback) By (author) Captain Joshua Slocum

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    DescriptionThe classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas - the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable - and entertaining - travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators - Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination. Sailing Alone around the World recounts Slocum's wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum's incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written.


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    Title
    Sailing Alone Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Joshua Slocum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781482378290
    ISBN 10: 1482378299
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, RGR, WTL
    B&T General Subject: 170
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    DC22: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    06 February 2013