Harpoon Adventure : The Amazing
Gavin Maxwell, best known for Ring of Bright Water, describes in thrilling detail the story of his four years hunting the basking shark. When Maxwell acquired a small island in the Hebrides off Scotland after World War Two, he decided to hunt the thirty-foot leviathan of the northern waters for commercial purposes. Every step of the way presented danger and difficulties, making this a tale of sea chase with very few peers among books of maritime adventure.
- Paperback | 328 pages
- 132.1 x 208.3 x 22.9mm | 362.88g
- 01 Nov 2001
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
"Here are the strange facts of shark life...the men and the boats and the excitement and the disapointmnts in the working life."