Dark Waters (The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1): True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth (Volume 1)
Dark Waters True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth - The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1 - Volume 1 Author:Jason Lewis He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia's Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border. The first in a th... more »rilling adventure trilogy, Dark Waters charts one of the longest, most gruelling, yet uplifting and at times irreverently funny journeys in history, circling the world using just the power of the human body, hailed by the London Sunday Times as "The last great first for circumnavigation." But it was more than just a physical challenge. Prompted by what scientists have dubbed the "perfect storm" as the global population soars to 8.3 billion by 2030, adventurer Jason Lewis used The Expedition to reach out to thousands of schoolchildren, calling attention to our interconnectedness and shared responsibility of an inhabitable Earth for future generations.« less
Laurel C. reviewed Dark Waters (The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1): True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth (Volume 1) on + 9 more book reviews
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Jason Lewiss account of the first portion of his round-the-world-by-human-power adventure is what I would call compulsively readable. Intelligently written, and with plenty of hair-raising incidents, it keeps the reader fully involved and wanting to know what comes next. The author manages to make even the 111 mostly tedious, irritable days at sea intriguing. He really captures the tense, up and down nature of his relationship with his partner Steve, who, in spite of being the originator of the idea for the journey, turned out to be less adept than Jason at adapting to its rigors. Their relationship seemed real and candid. Jason also painted the picture of them as two pretty wild, devil may care young guys, which made their willingness to actually undertake their journey with inadequate funding and equipping more believable. The only thing I wished for was a slightly more seamless narrative in places, which publication with a larger publisher might have achieved. But in order to be able to tell the tale his way, Jason had to forgo the offer of a large house. That was, by and large, a good decision on his part, even though the books distribution and sales probably suffered as a result. This book deserves to be more widely known and read than it has been.