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Blue meridian; the search for the great white shark.

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: New York, Random House [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In 1969 and 1970 Peter Gimbel led a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film underwater the great white shark. This was a feat never before accopmlished, in part because the beast is rarely seen, in part because it the most dangerous of all underwater creatures. Peter Matthiessen was asked to write the story of this search, and to serve as a spare hand, both on the surface and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matthiessen, Peter.
Blue meridian.
New York, Random House [1971]
(OCoLC)656171041
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0394462165 9780394462165
OCLC Number: 133403
Description: 204 pages illustrations (some color), color map (on lining papers), color portraits 25 cm

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"In 1969 and 1970 Peter Gimbel led a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film underwater the great white shark. This was a feat never before accopmlished, in part because the beast is rarely seen, in part because it the most dangerous of all underwater creatures. Peter Matthiessen was asked to write the story of this search, and to serve as a spare hand, both on the surface and below. At intervals over a period of seventeen months he accompanied Gimbel's crew--from the Caribbean to the whaling grounds off Durban, to various islands in the Indian Ocean, to Ceylon, and finally to eventual success off the bleak coast of South Australia ... he records the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks at once, the beauties of strange seas and landscapes, and the camaraderie, tension, humor and frustrations that develop when people continually risking their lives dwell in close proximity day after day."

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