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Rowboat in a Hurricane: My Amazing Journey Across a Changing Atlantic Ocean Paperback – Sep 15 2008
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If the story sounds familiar, it should. Colin Angus documented the Atlantic voyage in Beyond the Horizon . . . Here, however, Julie Angus offers the female perspective and draws on her background as a molecular biologist to infuse her tale with statistics about the changing ocean environment . . . Angus writes with such good humour and honesty . . . that any overlap is soon forgotten . . . and you can't help but admire her candour. —Outpost Magazine(2008-11-04)
Telling a classic survival story from a feminine perspective, Angus's narrative is a first-hand account of waters most people will never visit. —Toronto Star(2008-11-07)
Rowboat in a Hurricane . . . describes with dismay and alarm the amount of trash floating in the water, most of it plastic . . . The voyage reinforced Angus's sense of the interconnection of land and sea, of how the health of life on land depends on the vitality of the oceans . . . This book is a testament both to human courage and to human destructiveness. Angus deftly weaves personal detail into the story, fleshing out her small cast of characters. —
While I'm on the subject of impressive women . . . Julie became the first woman to row (with Colin) across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland . . . The Vancouver-Island resident has written about that trip in her new book, Rowboat in a Hurricane. It's a fascinating read from a woman who didn't discover the outdoors until she was 21, and who still claims that she's 'not an adventurer.' —Explore Magazine(2008-11-26)
When Julie Angus . . . takes to the sea, she dives in deep, as evidenced by her 145-day journey by rowboat across the Atlantic Ocean. Angus's slow-boat venture enabled her to explore the ocean ecosystem up close and chronicle the once-abundant species that are now faced with the threat of devastation. —Granville Magazine(2009-02-17)
Her book, Rowboat in a Hurricane . . . is an absorbing and inspirational read about their cramped and bone-wearying self-funded sojourn . . . Like many other adventurers before her, Angus bravely sacrificed a host of human comforts to give us a glimpse into an experience most of us wouldn't dare dream of. At the same time, she humbly inspires us to make a small effort to reverse the tide. —Ottawa Citizen(2009-05-08)
Rowboat in a Hurricane is filled with engaging and insightful personal, historical and scientific anecdotes. The tales are harrowing. —Calgary Herald(2009-06-26)
About the Author
Julie Angus is the author of Rowboat in a Hurricane: My Amazing Journey Across a Changing Ocean. She is a recipient of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award and holds a master’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Victoria. She lives in Comox, British Columbia.
Top Customer Reviews
If you ever think of doing something this challenging, you should read this book first. It might change your mind.
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The thoroughly researched information about the ocean's flora and fauna and their run ins with various creatures along the way is most interesting.
Julie's brisk style made me read this book from cover to cover almost without stopping, and I would have loved to read on about the next step of their journey, the cycling from Costa Rica to Vancouver.
I appreciated her honesty about the hardships of life on a rowboat, and the doubts and fears she encountered along the journey.
Godo, author, "The Carbon Charter"
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