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by Peter MATTHIESSEN

Download Blue Meridian : The Search for the Great White Shark ePub
  • ISBN 1860460151
  • ISBN13 978-1860460159
  • Language English
  • Author Peter MATTHIESSEN
  • Publisher Harvill; 1st edition (1995)
  • Pages 176
  • Formats mbr mobi txt lrf
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Size ePub 1969 kb
  • Size Fb2 1346 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 767


Several years before "Jaws" made the name of the Great White Shark a household word, millionaire Peter Gimbal set out to find and film the "white death" taking with him the best underwater photographers and naturalists in the world at that time.

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 born in Manhattan, New York on May 22, 1927. The Snow Leopard won the 1979 National Book Award for nonfiction. He died from leukemia on April 5, 2014 at the age of 86. He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He graduated with a degree in English from Yale University in 1950.

The front cover is missing in the original book.

New American Library. The front cover is missing in the original book.

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In his book The Snow Leopard, Matthiessen reported having had a somewhat tempestuous on-again off-again relationship with his wife Deborah, culminating in a deep commitment to each other made shortly before she was diagnosed with cancer. Matthiessen and Deborah practiced Zen Buddhism. She died in New York City near the end of 1972. In September of the following year came the field trip to Himalayan Nepal. The Tree Where Man Was Born (1972). The Snow Leopard (1978).

In Peter Matthiessen. The Snow Leopard (1978), set in remote regions of Nepal, won both the National Book Award for nonfiction and the American Book Award.

The Snow Leopard (1978), set in remote regions of Nepal, won both the National Book Award for nonfiction and the American Book Award. In Peter Matthiessen.

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.

Peter Matthiessen obituary. Environmentalist, novelist and wildlife author best known for The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen obituary. Environmentalist, novelist and wildlife author best known for The Snow Leopard. When he returned to fiction, it was with Far Tortuga (1975), set among turtle hunters in the Cayman Islands, whose impressionistic style James Dickey called "a turning point in the evolution of the novel".

Talk about Blue Meridian : The Search for the Great White Shark


Legionstatic
I have very much enjoyed reading this book again and again, especially in conjunction with the film that the book describes being filmed, "Blue Water White Death", which so far as I am aware has not appeared in video form or I would surely have it in my collection by now. The film is acknowledged to be one of the better shark films in existence, and the book somewhat pales in comparison, but a worthwhile read nonetheless. I have read the hardback edition and now own the paperback. I must say I miss the color plates which are in the hardback edition. I sincerely hope someone will transfer the film to video at some point. Update 9/14/09: The movie (Blue Water, White Death) is now available on DVD!
Fearlesshunter
Mildly interesting but now dated account of a film makers quest to make a movie about sharks in general but mostly the Great White. The White doesn't make an appearance until very late in the book. Reasonable writing. Worth buying used as part of a general survey of Great Whites, whaling, early underwater film making, et. Matthiessen hadn't quite devolved to his present status as a venerated but unreadable author, though the book has it's frustrations.
Dominator
Matthiessen's writing about nature is beautiful and inspiring.
Jaberini
i read a hard back edition of this many years ago, and there were many photos in the book. No photos or illustrations in this one, and I miss them.
godlike
The info on GWS is simply wrong and hyperbolic. The killing of whales and other fish to attract sharks was disturbing. Granted this was written decades ago and much more scientific information is available today. As a fan of Matthiessen's I was surprised and disappointed to see him participate in this 'adventure' and troubled that he didn't speak to shark biologists to get more accurate behavioral info on GWS. This book demonizes them just as Jaws did. I can't recommend it.
Nagor
NO PHOTO
Blackstalker
I did not receive the version advertised. The version I received has a different cover, and black and white photos instead of color, inside, which all the other versions have. I am dissapointed, to say the least !
Glad to see this little gem of a book has gotten a well deserved and long overdue reprinting. This is Matthiessen's true first-person account as a crewmember during filming of the feature length documentary "Blue Water, White Death." Several years before "Jaws" made the name of the Great White Shark a household word, millionaire Peter Gimbal set out to find and film the "white death" taking with him the best underwater photographers and naturalists in the world at that time. The search took them from the whaling grounds off South Africa to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia before they caught a glimpse of the ocean's most feared creature. If you like ocean adventures, or any good story about men and women on a quest for the unknown, then Blue Meridian deliveres. If you're aready a fan of Matthiessen then the only question is: Why haven't you read Blue Meridian yet?