Rowing the Northwest Passage

Rowing the Northwest Passage

Adventure, Fear, and Awe in A Rising Sea

Audiobook CD - 2017
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In this gripping first-hand account, four seasoned adventurers navigate a sophisticated, high-tech rowboat across the Northwest Passage. One of the "last firsts" remaining in the adventure world, this journey is only possible because of the dramatic impacts of global warming in the high Arctic, which provide an ironic opportunity to draw attention to the growing urgency of climate change. Along the way, the team repeatedly face life-threatening danger from storms unparalleled in their ferocity and unpredictability and bears witness to unprecedented changes in the Arctic habitat and inhabitants, while weathering gale-force vitriol from climate change deniers who have taken to social media to attack them and undermine their efforts.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9781501986109
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK 910.91632 VAL
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, Digital recording, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda


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Dec 31, 2018

This is an all encompassing story, telling a bit about the history of the Arctic, the animals encountered (including an interesting grizzly-polar bear offspring), the warm & welcoming people of the North, the food, the lack of food, the horrendous cost of food, the remaining stations of the DEW Line, the experience of rowing the North West passage and so much more. There's a little of everything.
There's a lot of sandbars, wind and waves. The North is a daunting environment.

The narration of the audio sounded jaded and bored throughout. Sort of bored aristocratic.

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