On the Edge of Survival

Through interviews with all the surviving participants of the disaster and with access to documents and photos, acclaimed author Spike Walker has crafted a devastating, white-knuckle tale of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan ...

On the Edge of Survival

From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, The Deadliest Catch, a thrilling, true adventure tale in the Alaskan seas. In 2004, during a brutal storm, a Malaysian cargo ship runs aground off the coast of Alaska. One of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time is set in motion. In the blinding snowstorm, two Coast Guard H-60 Jayhawk helicopters race to the scene to save as many of the vessel’s crewmen as possible, before she sinks or rolls over. Through gale-force winds, all but nine are hoisted by rescue basket to safety. But during attempts to save the last crewmembers, one of the Jayhawks is engulfed by a rogue wave and crashes into the sea. The men who had been hoisted into the aircraft, along with the chopper's three-man crew plunge into the ocean where hypothermia sets in immediately. Through interviews with all the surviving participants of the disaster and with access to documents and photos, acclaimed author Spike Walker has crafted a devastating, white-knuckle tale of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan waters.

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On the Edge of Survival
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Spike Walker
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-11 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, The Deadliest Catch, a thrilling, true adventure tale in the Alaskan seas. In 2004, during a brutal storm, a Malaysian cargo ship runs aground off the coast of Alaska. One of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions
On the Edge of the Etheric
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Arthur Findlay
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12 - Publisher:

If you have ever wondered what will happen after you die, then this is the book to get. It contains specific, detailed evidence of life after death. Anyone skeptical of the idea should read it because the author presents the most compelling evidence that you will ever find. Findlay was
Dispatches from the Edge
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Anderson Cooper
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-08 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news. In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our
Will to Live
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Les Stroud
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-01 - Publisher: Harper Collins

In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death. No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live, Les examines many incredible true
Species on the Edge of Survival
Language: en
Pages: 399
Authors: Les Stroud
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Collins

Animals and plants of all shapes and sizes are included. Discover more about these and many other threatened species. Find out: What conservation methods are helping the Blue-throated Macaw. Where the Pinta Island Tortoise once roamed. What efforts are being done to help the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds. The reasons