Swimming to Antarctica
Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
By (author) Dr Lynne Cox
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Swimming to Antarctica by Dr Lynne Cox
Book DescriptionNow in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She even swam a mile in the Antarctic. Lynne writes the same way she swims, with indefatigable spirit and joy, and shares the beauty of her time in the water with a poet's eye for detail. She has accomplished yet another feat--writing a new classic of sports memoir.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780756980160
(201mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dr Lynne Cox
South with the Sun, Paperback / softback (November 2012)
Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, author of Swimming to Antarctica ( gripping Sports Illustrated) and Grayson ( wondrous, and unforgettable Carl Hiaasen), gives us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorer s life and expeditions."
Grayson, Hardback (August 2006)» View all books by Dr Lynne Cox
One dark morning while the 17-year-old author was training for a long-distance swim, she became aware that something was swimming with her--a baby gray whale that had become separated from its mother. This is the magical, mysterious tale of how Cox miraculously reunited mother and baby.
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