Around the world alone by Alain Colas

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Published by Barron"s in Woodbury, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Colas, Alain, 1943-1978.,
  • Manureva (Trimaran),
  • Voyages around the world.

Edition Notes

Translation of Cap Horn pour un homme seul.

Book details

StatementAlain Colas ; translated by J. F. Bernard.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG440.M316 C6413
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 209 p., [12] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4730069M
ISBN 100812052196
LC Control Number78018195
OCLC/WorldCa4003566

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