The Resource Sir Peter Blake : an amazing life, Alan Sefton

Sir Peter Blake : an amazing life, Alan Sefton

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Sir Peter Blake : an amazing life
Title
Sir Peter Blake
Title remainder
an amazing life
Statement of responsibility
Alan Sefton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
797.14092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Sir Peter Blake : an amazing life, Alan Sefton
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Sir Peter Blake : an amazing life, Alan Sefton
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The late Sir Peter Blake is known to all New Zealanders as the world's most celebrated and honoured yachtsmen/adventurer, the man who seized the America's Cup. In recent years, of course, Blake turned away from international yachting to embark on a plan with the yacht Seamasterto draw attention to threats to the world's environment. Tragically, as we know, in late 2001 Blake was murdered by pirates aboard Seamaster at the mouth of the Amazon. In this first-ever biography, Alan Sefton, a close friend and colleague, traces Blake's extraordinary life, from the small boy crazy about the sea, to the rigours of ocean racing and the America's Cup triumphs, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, and to Blake's sad end on the Amazon. Among many details never before revealed will be the true story of what happened behind the scenes at Team New Zealand as the crew broke up and Coutts and Butterworth jumped ship. The biography is written with the full backing of Pippa, Lady Blake, who has made Sir Peter's files and papers available to Sefton
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8836890
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Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9780670045495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE5780
  • (NLNZils)1033353

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