Travel & Geography / Adventure Exploration & Travel / Survive the Savage Sea by Robertson, Dougal Robertson, Dougal Description: Elek Books 1973: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine : dust jacket: approximately 5.5 x 8.75 inches tall: 223 pages: coloured maps to endpapers: black and white line drawings, diagrams, and photographic illustrations. Synopsis: The autobiographical story of a Scottish ex-farmer and his family who, whilest sailing a 43 foot schooner in the Pacific in 1972, were attacked by a school of killer whales. The farmer and his five-man crew ( wife, 18-year-old son, 12-year-old twin boys, and student friend ) escaped in an inflatable rubber raft towed by a 9 foot fibreglass dinghy , to head for the coast of Costa Rica, 1000 miles and an estimated 50 days away. Equipped with only three days of emergency rations and no maps or instrument of any kind they endured 37 days of struggle against hunger, thirst, mountainous seas, marauding sharks, storms, calms, equatorial heat and other dangers, surviving against all odds until they were rescued by a Japanese fishing boat, 290 miles before the intended completion of their journey. Dougal Robertson details this story of survival, and complements it with line drawings, maps, diagrams and photographs. Condition: Price corner removed: overall very clean and good used books
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  • Book Title: Survive the Savage Sea
  • Author: Robertson, Dougal
  • ISBN: 0236154613...
  • Publisher: Elek
  • Year Published: 1973
  • Our Normal Price: £9.24 GBP ($0.00 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £8.32 GBP ($0.00 USD)
  • Description: Description: Elek Books 1973: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine : dust jacket: approximately 5.5 x 8.75 inches tall: 223 pages: coloured maps to endpapers: black and white line drawings, diagrams, and photographic illustrations. Synopsis: The autobiographical story of a Scottish ex-farmer and his family who, whilest sailing a 43 foot schooner in the Pacific in 1972, were attacked by a school of killer whales. The farmer and his five-man crew ( wife, 18-year-old son, 12-year-old twin boys, and student friend ) escaped in an inflatable rubber raft towed by a 9 foot fibreglass dinghy , to head for the coast of Costa Rica, 1000 miles and an estimated 50 days away. Equipped with only three days of emergency rations and no maps or instrument of any kind they endured 37 days of struggle against hunger, thirst, mountainous seas, marauding sharks, storms, calms, equatorial heat and other dangers, surviving against all odds until they were rescued by a Japanese fishing boat, 290 miles before the intended completion of their journey. Dougal Robertson details this story of survival, and complements it with line drawings, maps, diagrams and photographs. Condition: Price corner removed: overall very clean and good
  • Condition: Used- Like New
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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