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Dark Waters (Young Adult Adaptation): True story of the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth Paperback – April 30 2017

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  • Item Weight : 295 g
  • ISBN-10 : 0984915575
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0984915576
  • Publisher : BillyFish Books LLC (April 30 2017)
  • Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.47 x 21.59 cm
  • Paperback : 230 pages
  • Language: : English

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"Often funny, 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

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

"Epic ... a journey that few can rival in terms of endurance and overcoming obstacles." --BEAR GRYLLS

"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." --LES STROUD, Survivorman

"Skating through Alabama with long hair ... What were you thinking?" --JAY LENO, The Tonight Show

"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

About the Author

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

Jason Lewis is an award-winning author, explorer, and sustainability advocate. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the first person to circumnavigate the Earth by human power—without using motors or sails. He walked, cycled, and inline skated five continents, and kayaked, swam, rowed, and pedalled a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the London Sunday Times.


He was nominated The Times inGear Man of the Year (2007), the Land Rover Toughest Sportsperson of the Year, and featured as one of Sport Magazine’s Athletes of the Year. A Fellow of London University, the Royal Geographical Society, and The Explorers Club, he has appeared on numerous television and talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), CBS This Morning, and Long Way Down with actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.


Adventure is about much more than just records or firsts for Jason. Visiting more than 900 schools in 37 countries to date, involving thousands of students in a variety of programmes in conjunction with UNESCO’s Associated Schools Program Network, he uses human-powered journeys to promote world citizenship, zero carbon emission travel, and awareness of individual lifestyle choices on the health of the planet.


A frequent contributor to magazines (Men’s Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, Geographical) and travel books (Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul, HCI, 2002; Flightless, Incredible Journeys Without Leaving the Ground, Lonely Planet, 2008; The Modern Explorers, Thames & Hudson, 2013), Jason is the author of The Expedition trilogy (BillyFish Books, 2012/13/16): Dark Waters, The Seed Buried Deep, and To The Brink.

He is a popular speaker and sustainability advocate—find out more at