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Mowat, Farley

Overview
Works: 338 works in 2,050 publications in 21 languages and 51,557 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Drama  Film adaptations  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Compiler
Classifications: PR9199.3.M68, B
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Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat( Book )

173 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 4,555 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 )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Danish and held by 2,659 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 )

80 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,546 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 )

84 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,191 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 )

123 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,187 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 )

68 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,833 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 )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,794 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 )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,736 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 )

77 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile fiction; setting northern Canada
The boat who wouldn't float by Farley Mowat( Book )

71 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure, despite all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers could do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine only worked when she felt like it. Typically, on her maiden voyage, with the engine stuck in reverse, she backed out of the harbour under full sail. And she sank, regularly. How Farley and a varied crew, including the intrepid lady who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous story. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a host of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a very funny book for readers of all ages
Westviking; the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America by Farley Mowat( Book )

39 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 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 Siberians by Farley Mowat( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits the little-known regions of Soviet Siberia
The serpent's coil by Farley Mowat( Book )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three hurricanes and the men and ships that endured them
The desperate people by Farley Mowat( Book )

54 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,093 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 )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 984 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 890 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
The grey seas under by Farley Mowat( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 826 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
Ordeal by ice by Farley Mowat( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 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
Canada north by Farley Mowat( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an incredibly rich and powerful land, and the men who penetrated it boundaries were equally remarkable. Mowat unfolds the geography, history, flora and fauna, and human civilization of the whole region
The curse of the Viking grave by Farley Mowat( Book )

50 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 727 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
 
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The farfarers : before the Norse
Alternative Names
Farley Mowat Canadian author and environmentalist

Farley Mowat canadisk skribent

Farley Mowat etologo e scrittore canadese

Farley Mowat kanadensisk frfattare

Farley Mowat kanadischer Schriftsteller

Farley Mowat kanadisk skribent

Farley Mowat persoon

Mouats, Fārlijs 1921-

Mout, Farli.

Mouet, Farli 1921-2014

Mouėt, Farli Mak-Gill

Mouet, Farli Mak-Gill 1921-

Mouet Farli Mak-Gill 1921-2014

Mowat, Farley

Mowat, Farley McGill

Mowat, Farley McGill 1921-2014

Моуэт, Фарли

מואט, פרלי

מוואט, פרלי 1921-

ファーレイ・モウワット

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

法利莫沃特

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Woman in the mists : the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of AfricaOwls in the familyThe dog who wouldn't bePeople of the DeerA whale for the killingThe snow walkerSea of slaughterLost in the Barrens