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Lifeboat
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 325

Lifeboat

The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he listened with his father as the kitchen radio announced that the liner Lakonia had caught fire and sunk in the Atlantic. It was Christmas 1963, and airline travel and Cold War paranoia had made the images of an ocean liner’s distress—the air force dropping supplies in the dark, a freighter collecting survivors from lifeboats—seem like echoes of a bygone era. But Stilgoe, already a passionate reader and an aficionado of small-boat navigation...

The Lifeboat
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Lifeboat

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it? The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.

Lifeboat Cities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 228

Lifeboat Cities

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-10-01
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  • Publisher: UNSW Press

Today we find ourselves exhausted and depleted by natural and economic disruption. Worse, we face more of the same but on a greater, even more frightening scale. Hopeful and provocative, this book considers the principal social and ecological threats facing Australia, and outlines ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Brendan Gleeson wants to rouse us and his book makes a big statement about our collective future.

  • Language: en
  • Pages: 389

"Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats"

Uncommon times call for uncommon wisdom. It’s inspiring to hear from people who’ve graduated from the school of hard knocks, yet kept a sense of humor. People like Twain, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde. People who've said the thing so well that we all wish we'd said it. People who've been there, done that, and refuse to sugarcoat what they've learned. People who know, as Sherry Hochman puts it, that "Every day is a gift—even if it sucks." From Kathryn and Ross petras, curators of craziness (and surprising smarts), comes a timely collection of reassuring reality: "Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"—John Barrymore "October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." —Mark Twain "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."—Mother Teresa "When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."—Dylan Thomas "If you think you have it tough, read history books."—Bill Maher And Voltaire: "Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."

Harwich Lifeboats
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Harwich Lifeboats

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Lifeboats of the Humber
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Lifeboats of the Humber

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  • Language: en
  • Pages: 389

"Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats"

Uncommon times call for uncommon wisdom. It’s inspiring to hear from people who’ve graduated from the school of hard knocks, yet kept a sense of humor. People like Twain, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde. People who've said the thing so well that we all wish we'd said it. People who've been there, done that, and refuse to sugarcoat what they've learned. People who know, as Sherry Hochman puts it, that "Every day is a gift—even if it sucks." From Kathryn and Ross petras, curators of craziness (and surprising smarts), comes a timely collection of reassuring reality: "Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"—John Barrymore "October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." —Mark Twain "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."—Mother Teresa "When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."—Dylan Thomas "If you think you have it tough, read history books."—Bill Maher And Voltaire: "Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."

Lifeboat Directory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Lifeboat Directory

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-13
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Lifeboat Service in England: The South West and Bristol Channel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

The Lifeboat Service in England: The South West and Bristol Channel

The history of every lifeboat station on the South-West Coast along with rescue stories.

Rescue in space
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 95

Rescue in space

Discusses the risks of conducting space missions without rescue capability and describes rescue systems that have been considered, some in cooperation with Russia.