The Resource Black wave, John and Jean Silverwood

Black wave, John and Jean Silverwood

Label
Black wave
Title
Black wave
Statement of responsibility
John and Jean Silverwood
Title variation
Blackwave
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a family's adventure at sea and the disaster that saved them
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Successful businessman John Silverwood and his wife, Jean, both experienced sailors, decided the time was right to give their four children a taste of thrilling life on the high seas. And indeed their journey aboard the fifty-five-foot catamaran Emerald Jane would have many extraordinary and profound moments, whether it was the peaceful late-night watches John enjoyed under the stunning celestial sky or the elation shared by the whole family at the sight of blissful pods of dolphin and migrating tortoises. John and Jean had hoped to use the trip as a teaching opportunity, with the Emerald Jane as a floating classroom in which to instruct their children in important lessons - not only about the natural world but about the beauty of human life when stripped down to its essence, far from the trappings of civilization." "Yet rather than flourishing amid the new freedoms and responsibilities thrust upon them, the children were sometimes confused, frightened, resentful. The two oldest, fourteen-year-old Ben and twelve-year-old Amelia, missed their friends and the comfortable life left behind in San Diego, while the two youngest, Jack, seven, and Camille, three, picked up on the stressful currents running above and below the surface - for throughout the journey, the Silverwood family found its bonds tested as never before." "John and Jean, whose marriage had weathered its share of storms, would wonder again if they had taken on too much as the physical, emotional, and financial strains of caring for the expensive catamaran and their children brought old resentments to the surface." "John's dream trip that began on Long Island Sound ended almost two years later as a nightmare in treacherous waters off a remote atoll in French Polynesia, where, in an explosion of awesome violence, the terrifying brunt of the ocean's anger fell upon the Emerald Jane." "Gradually, in the crucible of the sea, a stronger, more closely knit unit was forged. The Silverwoods became a crew. Then they became a family again. But just as it seemed to them that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split-second of unimaginable horror. Now their real challenge began, forcing them to fight for their very lives."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.9164/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G530
LC item number
.S5755 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Black wave, John and Jean Silverwood
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Black wave, John and Jean Silverwood
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
12335273
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
226 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) WAI131262
  • (OCoLC)166367915
  • (BNAtoc) 2007036610

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