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The Resource Waterlog : a swimmer's journey through Britain, Roger Deakin

Waterlog : a swimmer's journey through Britain, Roger Deakin

Label
Waterlog : a swimmer's journey through Britain
Title
Waterlog
Title remainder
a swimmer's journey through Britain
Statement of responsibility
Roger Deakin
Title variation
Waterlog
Title variation remainder
a swimmers journey through Britain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Considered a masterpiece of nature writing, and the book that launched the international wild swimming movement, Roger Deakin's Waterlog is a fascinating and inspiring journey into the aquatic world that surrounds us. In an attempt to discover his island nation from a new perspective, Roger Deakin embarks from his home in Suffolk to swim Britain-the seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, pools, streams, lochs, moats, and quarries. Through the watery capillary network that braids itself throughout the country, Deakin immerses himself in the natural habitats of fish, amphibians, mammals, and birds. And as he navigates towns, private property, and sometimes dangerous waters and inclement weather, Deakin finds himself in precarious situations: he's detained by bailiffs in Winchester, intercepted by the coast guard at the mouth of a river, and mistaken for a dead body on a beach. The result of this surprising journey is a deep dive into modern Britain: its people and culture, its laws and customs, its communities, and especially its wild places. With enchanting descriptions of natural landscapes, a deep well of humanity, boundless humor, and unbridled joy, Deakin beckons us to wilder waters and inspires us to connect to the larger world in a most unexpected way. Thrilling, vivid, and lyrical, Waterlog is a fully immersive adventure-a remarkable personal quest, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10957971
Cataloging source
DLC
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Deakin, Roger
Dewey number
797.2/1
Index
index present
LC call number
GV838.4.G7
LC item number
D43 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Deakin, Roger
  • Deakin, Roger
  • Swimming
  • Great Britain
  • Swimming
  • Travel
  • Great Britain
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a swimmer's journey through Britain
Label
Waterlog : a swimmer's journey through Britain, Roger Deakin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Vintage, 2000
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by Bonnie Tsui -- The moat -- I-SPY at the seaside -- Lords of the fly -- A people's river -- Swimming with eels -- At swim-two-birds -- Tiderips and moonbeams -- Borrow & Thoreau -- The lost pools of the Malverns -- Tribal swimming -- Salmon-runs -- The Red River -- Crossing the Fowey -- The Blandford bomber -- A small world -- Extinctions -- The wash -- Natando virtus -- An encounter with naiads -- Swimming with angels -- A descent into Hell Gill -- Hot & cold -- Orwell's whirlpool -- A castle in the air -- The oxbow -- Swallow dives -- The Jaywick papers -- Great expectations -- Channel swimming -- Water levels -- A mill-race -- Penguin pools -- Steaming -- The Walberswick shiverers -- On ice -- To the sea
Control code
on1228179413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvi, 401 pages
Isbn
9781951142858
Lccn
2020057478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228179413
Label
Waterlog : a swimmer's journey through Britain, Roger Deakin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: London : Vintage, 2000
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction by Bonnie Tsui -- The moat -- I-SPY at the seaside -- Lords of the fly -- A people's river -- Swimming with eels -- At swim-two-birds -- Tiderips and moonbeams -- Borrow & Thoreau -- The lost pools of the Malverns -- Tribal swimming -- Salmon-runs -- The Red River -- Crossing the Fowey -- The Blandford bomber -- A small world -- Extinctions -- The wash -- Natando virtus -- An encounter with naiads -- Swimming with angels -- A descent into Hell Gill -- Hot & cold -- Orwell's whirlpool -- A castle in the air -- The oxbow -- Swallow dives -- The Jaywick papers -- Great expectations -- Channel swimming -- Water levels -- A mill-race -- Penguin pools -- Steaming -- The Walberswick shiverers -- On ice -- To the sea
Control code
on1228179413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xvi, 401 pages
Isbn
9781951142858
Lccn
2020057478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228179413

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