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Author Franklin, Jonathan, 1964- author.

Title 438 days : an extraordinary true story of survival at sea / Jonathan Franklin.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 ALVARENGA S    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 ALVARENGA S    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 274 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents The sharkers -- A stormy tribe -- Ambushed at sea -- Search and no rescue -- Adrift -- Hunter gatherers -- A fight for life -- Swimming with sharks -- Encounters with a whale -- The birdman -- A year at sea -- Another slow death -- The rooster -- Who is this wildman? -- Found but lost -- Attacked by cockroaches -- Call of the sea -- Epilogue: A journey of dignity.
Summary The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to health, this is an epic tale of survival. Print run 75,000.
Subject Alvarenga, Salvador, approximately 1977-
Survival at sea -- Pacific Ocean.
Shipwrecks -- Marshall Islands.
Fishers -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- Biography.
Fishing villages -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- Social life and customs.
Fishing boats -- Mexico -- Chiapas.
Fisheries -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- History.
Salvadorans -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- Biography.
Illegal aliens -- Mexico -- Biography.
Chiapas (Mexico) -- Biography.
Added Title Four hundred thirty eight days, an extraordinary tale of survival at sea
Four hundred and thirty eight days, an extraordinary tale of survival at sea
ISBN 9781501116292 (hardcover)
1501116290 (hardcover)

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