Emma Richards Around Alone

ISBN 13: 9780330431545

Around Alone

3.76 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780330431545: Around Alone
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

More people have gone into space than have sailed around the world alone. It is one of the most arduous tests of mental and physical stamina imaginable and the most prolonged endurance trial of any sport. When Emma Richards found that she was the youngest contender and the only woman in the 2002 Around Alone race, she wondered what she had gotten herself into. Yet for Richards, the physical ordeals paled against the soul-destroying solitude” of months alone aboard a yacht. And when, in the dead of night, her radio warned of marauding pirates, her profound loneliness turned to abject terror. Around Alone not only recounts a remarkable sporting triumph, it also reveals the human side of one of sailing’s brightest new stars.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

More people have gone into space than have sailed around the world alone. It is one of the most arduous tests of mental and physical stamina imaginable and the most prolonged endurance trial of any sport. Riven with danger, it has led to injury, death, even suicide; so when Emma Richards found that she was the youngest contender—and the only woman—in the 2002 Around Alone race, she wondered what she had let herself in for. Yet for Richards, the physical ordeals paled against the "soul-destroying solitude" of months alone aboard a yacht. And when, in the dead of night, her radio warned of marauding pirates, her profound loneliness turned to abject terror. Around Alone not only recounts a remarkable sporting triumph, it also reveals the human side of one of sailing's brightest new stars.

About the Author:

Raised in Scotland in a family of sailing enthusiasts, Emma Richards has spent her entire life on the water. At twelve she was competing in dinghy world championships, and by 23 she had become the youngest member aboard Tracy Edward's maxi-catamaran for the Jules Verne trophy. But is was her outstanding achievement in the 2002 Around Alone that caught the attention of the media and fired the imagination of the general public. As talented as she is courageous, Emma Richards has received widespread admiration in the sailing world and beyond, and in 2003 was awarded an MBE. She lives in Portsmouth.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781405045865: Around Alone

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1405045868 ISBN 13:  9781405045865
Publisher: Macmillan, 2004
Hardcover

9781405048040: Around Alone

Macmil..., 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Emma Richards
Published by Macmillan UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0330431544 ISBN 13: 9780330431545
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Macmillan UK, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0330431544

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richards, Emma
Published by Macmillan UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0330431544 ISBN 13: 9780330431545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Macmillan UK, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110330431544

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Richards, Emma
Published by Macmillan UK
ISBN 10: 0330431544 ISBN 13: 9780330431545
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Macmillan UK. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0330431544 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI895445

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Emma Richards
Published by Macmillan UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0330431544 ISBN 13: 9780330431545
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Macmillan UK, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0330431544

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 783.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds