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Maxwell, Gavin 1914-1969

Overview
Works: 96 works in 692 publications in 10 languages and 12,665 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animal films  Historical television programs  Travelogues (Television programs) 
Roles: Author, Performer, 070, Lyricist
Classifications: QH141, 574.941
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Sams teach yourself Palm programming in 24 hours by Gavin Maxwell( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

137 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes the wildlife on the northwest coast of Scotland and particularly the otters he befriended
The rocks remain by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernisation has arrived at Camusfearna, Gavin Maxwell's cottage on the West Highland coast. Along with the new otters, Teko, Mossy, Monday and others, comes the installation of electricity, extensions to the buildings and additions to the transport facilities, and the acquisition of the motor vessel Polar Star. The story of the succeeding years, though full of delight, is not without episodes of danger and even disaster. The wreck of the Polar Star in which the author all but lost his life, an explosion in the kitchen at Camusfearna, an invasion of rats, are transmuted from calamity to breathtaking suspense and high comedy
Lords of the Atlas : the rise and fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956 by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lords of the Atlas is a classic story of Morocco and the rise and spectacular fall of the House of Glaoua. Madani and T'hami El Glaoui, sons of a Moroccan Caid by an Ethiopian concubine, rose meteorically to power in the almost medieval state of Morocco at the end of the nineteenth Century. This is the epic story of the more than fifty years in which they governed the country in barbaric, ostentatious splendor, until their spectacular downfall in 1956. Out of the intriguing and dramatic lives of Madair and T'hami, Gavin Maxwell has fashioned an epic story set against the superb background of Marrakesh and the pinnacled castles of the High Atlas, still magnificent as crumbling ruins. A dramatic history of intrigue, action, and exotic places, and illustrated with over one hundred color illustrations and photographs, Lords of the Atlas is a stunning look at the rise and fall of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating rulers
Raven, seek thy brother by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal narrative of life with two pet otters on the isolated Western Highlands of Scotland
Seals of the world by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the reeds by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To those who know the marshes of lower Iraq fairly well-and there are many more of them than Mr. Maxwell in his somewhat naive description of the Khor as "an almost unknown land" seems to have imagined, his book, with its excellent illustrations, will bring a pang of nostalgia. For the marshes have a haunting charm of their own and he is word-artist enough to awake memories of the great whispering wastes through which the mashbhufs and tarradas thread the narrow buffalo-ways called gawahin. Tall forests of reeds rise on either side to shut the traveler in a world to himself, and he sits back contentedly watching the lean boatman pole his well-pitched boat forward; the hissing, rasping noise of its progress through resisting reeds being a music far sweeter than the blare of loud-speakers which now makes most Oriental towns a horror of noise. -- From http://www.jstor.org (Oct. 12, 2016)
A reed shaken by the wind by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq were one of the most isolated communities in the world. Few outsiders, let alone Europeans, had been permitted to travel through their homeland, a mass of tiny islands lost in a wilderness of reeds and swamps in southern Iraq." "One of the few trusted outsiders was the legendary explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, who was Gavin Maxwell's guide to the intricate landscape, tribal customs and distinctive architecture of the Marsh Arabs. Thesiger's skill with a medicine chest and rifle assured them a welcome in every hamlet, and Maxwell's training as a naturalist and writer has left an invaluable record of a unique community and a vanished way of life."--BOOK JACKET
The ten pains of death by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The otters' tale by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of his life in Scotland with the two otters, Mijbil and Edal
Harpoon at a venture by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A shark fishery based on the tiny Hebridean island of Soay was the beginning of Gavin Maxwell's enduring love affair with the west coast of Scotland. This, his first book, tells the whole story - the challenge and drama of the shark hunt, the development of catching techniques and equipment, the men who worked with him and some of the frustrations of starting a new enterprise in post-war Scotland. Every chapter is packed with action and anecdote. In each there are also beautifully observed descriptions of sky, sea and the individual islands of the Hebrides as well as their wildlife - from gannets, puffins, Manx shearwaters and fulmars to seals, dolphins and whales."--Publisher description
The ring of bright water trilogy by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he named his home Camusfearna and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. Ring of Bright Water chronicles Gavin Maxwell's first ten years with the otters and touched the hearts of readers the world over, brilliantly evoking life with these playful animals in this natural paradise. Two further volumes followed bringing the story full circle telling of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of teh settlement. For the first time the entire trilogy is available in a single narrative in this beautifully presented book
Harpoon venture by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God protect me from my friends by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life of Salvatore Giuliano
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Recording )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the author's account of his early years in the western highlands of Scotland, and of two otters, transported from the marshes of southern Iraq, who shared and filled those years
Bandit by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Elrig by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal story of the childhood and youth of the author of "Ring of Bright Water"
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Graham Merrill and Mary MacKenzie who meet in the Scottish Highlands where their mutual love of animals forges a romantic bond between them, and that bond is strengthened by their common interest in Mij, Graham's pet otter
Grand tours of the Scottish Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow historian Paul Murton as he tours the Scottish Islands
Reed shaken by the wind - travels among the marsh arabs of iraq by Gavin Maxwell( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ring of bright water
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Ring of bright waterThe rocks remainLords of the Atlas : the rise and fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956Raven, seek thy brotherA reed shaken by the windThe otters' taleHarpoon at a ventureThe ring of bright water trilogyReed shaken by the wind - travels among the marsh arabs of iraq
Alternative Names
Gavin Maxwell Brits natuurwetenschapper (1914-1969)

Gavin Maxwell schottischer Schriftsteller und Naturschützer

מקסול, גוין 1914-1969

غافين ماكسويل

كافن ماكسويل، 1914-1969

ماكسويل، جافن، 1914-1969

গ্যাভিন ম্যাক্সওয়েল

ギャヴィン・マックスウェル

マクスウェル, G

Languages
English (530)

French (16)

German (14)

Dutch (8)

Spanish (6)

Polish (4)

Japanese (3)

Italian (3)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)