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Dark Waters (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 1)
     

Dark Waters (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 1)

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by Jason Lewis
 
"This is a delightful and funny adventure ... It is also lonely, dangerous and frightening."--THE LONDON TIMES

He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia's Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two

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"This is a delightful and funny adventure ... It is also lonely, dangerous and frightening."--THE LONDON TIMES

He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia's Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border.

The first in a thrilling adventure trilogy, Dark Waters charts one of the longest, most gruelling, yet uplifting and at times irreverently funny journeys in history, circling the world using just the power of the human body, hailed by the London Sunday Times as "The last great first for circumnavigation."

But it was more than just a physical challenge. Prompted by what scientists have dubbed the "perfect storm" as the global population soars to 8.3 billion by 2030, adventurer Jason Lewis used the expedition to reach out to thousands of schoolchildren, calling attention to our interconnectedness and shared responsibility of an inhabitable Earth for future generations.

* * WINNER of the BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD & ERIC HOFFER AWARD * *

"Often funny and irreverent, always frank and authentic, 
Lewis's first volume of The Expedition series is also marked by the thrills of a first-rate adventure."--FOREWORD REVIEWS

"Skating through Alabama with long hair, duct tape on the nipples, and women's culottes ... What were you thinking?"--JAY LENO, The Tonight Show

"A riveting true-life adventure as inspiring as it is thrilling."--UTNE READER

"An extraordinary expedition on an epic scale."--BEN FOGLE, television presenter and adventurer

"Last great first for circumnavigation."--THE SUNDAY TIMES

"Truly a tale for our time. You really smell, taste and breathe this 
journey in a way that is only possible by travelling more slowly."--ROYAL SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

Editorial Reviews

LONDON TIMES - Simon Barnes
"This is a delightful and funny adventure; it is also lonely, dangerous and frightening."
Letter to the Publisher - His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"A journey of great courage and determination... I believe it is important in our era of cars, trains and aeroplanes that we are reminded what human beings can achieve using their own strength and resources."
Dalai Lama
"A journey of great courage and determination… I believe it is important in our era of cars, trains and aeroplanes that we are reminded what human beings can achieve using their own strength and resources."
UTNE READER - Christian Williams
"A riveting true-life adventure that's as inspiring as it is thrilling."
Letter to the Publisher - Les Stroud - SURVIVORMAN TV series
"The Expedition speaks powerfully of a reality most people need to hear. It takes noble thinking on behalf of the planet, a love for life, and a soul full of dreams to accomplish a truly great journey. His journey is not great. It's freakin' epic!"
NEW TIMES - Anna Weltner
"A heady blend of stinging wit, unflinching honesty, and headstrong badassery ... Jason Lewis recounts the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe with both gritty realism and unexpected humor--and the result is both horrifying and enormously inspiring."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014939034
Publisher:
BillyFish Books LLC
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
The Expedition Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
246
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

"Arguably, the most remarkable adventurer in the world today."—THE DAILY MAIL

Jason Lewis is an award-winning author and explorer. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth by human power (without using motors or sails), hailed "the last great first for circumnavigation" by the London Sunday Times. A Fellow of London University, the Royal Geographical Society, and The Explorers Club, he is a popular speaker and sustainability advocate. Find out more at jasonexplorer.com.

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Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible adventure that is written fantastically. I recommend it to anyone looking to go on a literary adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago