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BLUE MERIDIAN: The Search for the Great White Shark

Matthiessen, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0394462165 / ISBN 13: 9780394462165
Published by Random House, New York, 1971
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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8vo. Blue cloth over tan boards, with gilt spine titles and silver sharks on cover. End papers illustrated with map showing the voyage of the Blue Water Films expedition. 204 pages, with color photographs. No names or marks. Illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact) is worn at spine and corners. Bookseller Inventory # 000693

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Title: BLUE MERIDIAN: The Search for the Great ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: Stated First edition, first printing

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A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise
 
National Book Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen takes readers on an expedition to find the most dangerous predator on Earth?the legendary great white shark. On a trek that lasts 17 months and takes him from the Caribbean to the whaling grounds off South Africa, and across the Indian Ocean to the South Australian coast, Matthiessen describes the awesome experience of swimming in open water among hundreds of sharks; 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. Filled with acute observations of natural history in exotic areas around the world, Blue Meridian records a harrowing account of one of the great adventures of our time.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Peter Matthiessen was the cofounder of The Paris Review and is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including In the Spirit of Crazy HorseIndian Country, and The Snow Leopard, winner of the National Book Award.

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