- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: BillyFish Books LLC (1 August 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984915508
- ISBN-13: 978-0984915507
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,31,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dark Waters (The Expedition Trilogy, Book 1): Dark Waters 1: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth: Volume 1 Paperback – 1 Aug 2012
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Without getting into too much detail, the plot is to circumnavigate the globe under person-power, a feat never before accomplished. The first leg is biking to Spain; the second, pedaling a specially designed and built pedal-boat to the New World; and the third pedaling the bikes across the U.S. As it turns out, biking here is more dangerous than pedaling across the Atlantic, thus putting the expedition on pause.
Just checked, and I see the 2d volume, The Seed Buried Deep, is now available from Amazon. I'm off to order it.
March 2015: „I got a six-figure offer for a book deal with Harper Collins, but I turned it down because they wanted a ghost writer to write it in eight weeks so the book could be out for Christmas. It didn’t feel right. I went to California, where I had friends, and I had this long difficult period of trying to sort out my next steps. I was the first person to make a human-powered circumnavigation of the world but I had no money to show for it. I had to try to make sense of the 44 notebooks full of scribbling from the expedition. The book writing process was torturous but it allowed me to get over the demons I had when I first finished the trip. Going back into my journals and remembering what I did was what gave me a sense of self-worth. I wrote the trilogy of books myself. I couldn’t just dump it off on a ghost writer.” http://www.bbc.com/travel/bespoke/story/20150326-travel-pioneers/jason-lewis/
"A human-powered circumnavigation of the globe ..." the endurance, the doubt, the pain and suffering, the suspence, the adventure is beautifully described in a nothing held back approach which brings the reality of the journey to the reader. But what really got me into this book was the question: "Life. How to live it?" The author tries to find ".. a unifying Philosophy for Life..." and he explains his though process in a very interesting way by relating it to his experiences on a tiny boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean. I can't even come close to imagine what happened during the journey, but Jason Lewis introduced me to a new approach of how to live life in a more appreciative, joyful way and for that I am very thankful.