Rowboat in A Hurricane

Rowboat in A Hurricane

My Amazing Journey Across A Changing Atlantic Ocean

Book - 2008
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In 2005-06, Julie Angus, with her fianc#65533; Colin, rowed 10,000 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first woman in the world to travel from mainland to mainland in a rowboat. The 145-day journey gave Angus, a trained scientist, a unique perspective on the ocean. The slow-moving boat became an ecosystem unto itself, attracting barnacles, dorado fish, trigger fish, turtles, sharks, whales, birds, and more, which she was able to observe and document. Angus also saw unmistakable signs of the ocean's devastation, with far more plastic bottles, wrappers, toys, and bags than sharks or other once-common sea life. Four cyclones, including two hurricanes, hammered the small boat so intensely that Angus and her companion weren't sure they would survive. Rowboat in a Hurricane records this amazing journey in meticulous, dramatic detail, in the process offering a personal record of an awe-inspiring ecosystem, its fascinating denizens, and the mounting threats to its existence.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone, 2008.
ISBN: 9781553653370
Characteristics: 267 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm


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Apr 11, 2010

Insane. These people are absolutely insane, in a very admirable way and positive way.

(I wouldn't call the book particularly well written, but in this case it's something you can't help but look past because of the sheer magnitude of the journey they undertook.) Definitely a book I would recommend.

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