The Resource On Whale Island : notes from a place I never meant to leave, (ebook)

On Whale Island : notes from a place I never meant to leave, (ebook)

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On Whale Island : notes from a place I never meant to leave
Title
On Whale Island
Title remainder
notes from a place I never meant to leave
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Language
eng
Summary
A memoir of a year spent on a deserted island off Nova Scotia, from the New York Times-bestselling author of My Old Man and the Sea. After Daniel Hays and his father built a twenty-five-foot boat and sailed it around Cape Horn, he thought he'd finally put his wanderlust to rest. He bought a house, took a job, and got married. But as it turned out, in the "real world," he just felt lost. Yearning to escape civilization and find a new adventure, he bought an island off the coast of Nova Scotia; built a tiny house; packed up his wife and stepson, two dogs, and three boatloads of supplies; and moved there. This is the true story of fulfilling a fantasy: to live by your own rules and your own wits. Taking Thoreau's ideal of self-sufficiency to heart, Daniel generates electricity from solar power and a terrifying windmill, funnels rainwater for their showers, creates a toilet seat out of a whale vertebra, and strings their bed up on pulleys so that by day it can be lifted out of the way. For him, every morning is a wonder and every storm a blood-coursing thrill. But while Daniel loves this simple life in the wilderness, his wife longs for the world they left behind, and his spirited stepson is feeling isolated. Soon, their Swiss Family Robinson existence becomes a vision only Daniel can see. Funny, tender, and fascinating, filled with the details of an unconventional life, this is the story of how the Hays family lived on Whale Island, and how, finally, they had to leave
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1960-
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Hays, Daniel
Dewey number
971.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hays, Daniel
  • Hays, Daniel
  • Islands
  • Atlantic Coast (N.S.)
  • Atlantic Coast (N.S.)
  • Country life
  • Simplicity
Target audience
adult
Label
On Whale Island : notes from a place I never meant to leave, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128095
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12178918
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remote
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12178918
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MWT12178918
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On Whale Island : notes from a place I never meant to leave, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565128095
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12178918
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12178918
System control number
MWT12178918
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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