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Mowat, Farley

Overview
Works: 486 works in 1,963 publications in 6 languages and 51,102 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Drama  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M68, B
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Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat ( Book )
107 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unforgettable odyssey of self-discovery and startling adventure begins as a young, inexperienced biologist is deposited alone onto the frozen Arctic tundra. Once settled, he struggles not only to endure the forces of nature, but also to learn as much as he can about the mysterious and misconstrued habits of the wolves he has been sent to study
Woman in the mists : the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of Africa by Farley Mowat ( Book )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 2,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of the American researcher who studied and fought for the survival of the African mountain gorilla
Owls in the family by Farley Mowat ( Book )
75 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Wol and Weeps, two great horned owls, who turn a household upside down, outwit the wittiest of dogs and terrorize an entire neighborhood
The dog who wouldn't be by Farley Mowat ( Book )
70 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the author's happy boyhood experiences in Canada with his dog Mutt and two owls named Weeps and Wol
People of the Deer by Farley Mowat ( Book )
87 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mowat's observations of the Ihalmiut Eskimo from several visits to Keewatin mainly in the 1940's. Their way of life, social customs, folklore and the effect of the white man on them are described
A whale for the killing by Farley Mowat ( Book )
50 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. When an 80-ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon, Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise, blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open her back with a motorboat propeller. Mowat appealed desperately to the authorities, but it was too late-ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive wounds, the whale died. A plea for the end of commercial hunting of the whale, this moving account blends all the tension of the life-and-death struggle for one animal's survival with the drama of man's wanton destruction of life-bearing creatures and the environment itself
The snow walker by Farley Mowat ( Book )
34 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these extraordinary stories of survival in a stark and savage land, Mowat writes passionately of the bonds between the aboriginal peoples of the far north and their harsh arctic environment. One of the most beloved storytellers of our time, he captures the courage and wisdom of the arctic people in this bestselling collection. Above all, The Snow Walker expresses his optimism, a belief that for all of us, there is only one hope - to live in harmony with the earth, not in conflict with it
Sea of slaughter by Farley Mowat ( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the exploitation and sometimes extinction of wildlife in North America. Also tells the story of societies trying to protect these animals
Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat ( Book )
59 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juvenile fiction; setting northern Canada
The Siberians by Farley Mowat ( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visits the little-known regions of Soviet Siberia
The boat who wouldn't float by Farley Mowat ( Book )
56 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mowat and a partner spend $1,000 on a vessel to take them to exotic places. Due to a variety of problems the boat took eight years to get off the coast of Newfoundland
Westviking; the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America by Farley Mowat ( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructs voyages of exploration and piracy that led to settlements on Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Vinland, from 960 to 1010 A.D
The serpent's coil by Farley Mowat ( Book )
31 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of three hurricanes and the men and ships that endured them
The desperate people by Farley Mowat ( Book )
37 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of suffering and partial extinction of Ihalmiut Eskimo, District of Keewatin, NWT
The polar passion; the quest for the North Pole by Farley Mowat ( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abundantly illustrated account of North Polar exploration, with excerpts from the narratives. Author believes Cook reached North Pole
The farfarers : before the Norse by Farley Mowat ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mowat advances a controversial new theory that another Indo-European people he calls the "Alban" preceded the Norse by several centuries. Throughout The Farfarers, Mowat skillfully weaves fictional vignettes of Alban life into his thoughtful reconstruction of a forgotten history."--Page 4 of cover
Ordeal by ice by Farley Mowat ( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the second volume of the "Top of the World" trilogy by Canadian writer Farley Mowat. In this formidable historical series, Mowat retraces the steps of the early explorers into Canada's northern realms. Volume one, "Ordeal by Ice" told us of some of the earliest expeditions into Hudson's Bay and of the difficulties faced by inexperienced men in ill-equipped ships. Indeed, those who set out were frequently never heard from again and their stories have been pieced together, often many years later, by the discovery of diaries under rocky cairns and from information gleaned from Eskimos who came across the men at some stage during their struggles. The stories are quite fantastic and there is an atmosphere of outlandish adventure throughout these books, making them difficult to put down. Volume two, "The Polar Passion, " recounts the fascination exerted by the idea of reaching the North Pole, and the results of some of the early expeditions. Drawing from primary sources, Mowat lets the expedition members tell the story themselves, as much as possible. He contents himself with drawing them all together and setting them against an historical background that allows us to have a wider perspective of the events
The curse of the Viking grave by Farley Mowat ( Book )
34 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of Canadian Northland natives and a trapper stumble on a Viking cache and tomb. They plan to return the following summer, but the trapper becomes ill, and the project almost flounders
The grey seas under by Farley Mowat ( Book )
31 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the great storytellers of our century writes passionately about the courage of men on a small, ocean-going salvage tug
Walking on the land by Farley Mowat ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marking the 50th anniversary of "The People of the Deer", this book brings to life the plight of the Arctic's Ihalmuit, or Barrenground Inuit, a people almost wiped out by famine and epidemics. Photos & maps
 
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Alternative Names
Mouats, Fārlijs, 1921-
Mouèt, Farli.
Mouet, Farli, 1921-
Mouėt, Farli Mak-Gill
Mouet, Farli Mak-Gill, 1921-
Mowat, Farley
Mowat, Farley McGill
モウェット, ファーリー
モウワット, ファーレイ
モワット, ファーリー
モワット, ファーレイ
Languages
English (1,010)
French (5)
German (3)
Czech (2)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
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