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Voyage of the Manteno: Education of a Modern-Day Expeditioner

Haslett, John

ISBN 10: 0312324324 / ISBN 13: 9780312324322
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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HB in fine condition, signed by author on title page. Stated first edition December 2006. DJ is in VG condition, has a small wrinkle at the top front near the corner. Wrapped in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 00910Ha-jg

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Title: Voyage of the Manteno: Education of a ...

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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  • This book has been republished under the new title, "The Lost Raft."

  • In 1995, John Haslett went to a tiny fishing village in Ecuador to begin building a thirty-thousand-pound raft made entirely of balsa wood, bamboo, and manila rope. Inspired by Thor Heyerdahl's famed Kon-Tiki voyage, Haslett intended to sail five thousand nautical miles across the open sea to Hawaii. What transpired, however, was anything but a recreation of Heyerdahl's famous voyage. Over the next five years, Haslett and his crews journeyed through a surreal odyssey of madness, mutiny, obsession, and survival. They lived aboard primitive rafts for months at a time, were marooned in alien worlds, saw one vessel sunk, another abandoned, and another wrecked. Ultimately, Haslett and his colleagues would emerge with new discoveries about a lost culture. Voyage of the Manteno is an ancient sea tale, lived by modern men. It is a compelling adventure brought to life by a cast of characters who vary from the ordinary, to the heroic, to an Ahab-like crewman who teetered on the brink of insanity. A tale of hope, survival, and discovery, Voyage of the Manteno is the true story of two harrowing expeditions in the late 1990s.

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    This book has now been republished under a new title, "The Lost Raft." The new addition contains maps and extra photos not contained in the original book. The text, however, remains the same.

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