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Maxwell, Gavin 1914-1969

Overview
Works: 83 works in 520 publications in 11 languages and 12,836 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Children's films  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: QH141, 574.941
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The rocks remain by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belevenissen van de auteur met tamme otters en andere dieren
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

78 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the author's life on the northwest coast of Scotland describing his constant companions Mijbil and Edal, the otters, and other animals who shared his life there
Lords of the Atlas: the rise and fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956 by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 928 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 )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 903 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 )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the reeds by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 555 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 )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through an almost unknown part of Iraq among an almost unknown people - the reed-dwellers of the great marshes of the Tigris. Their primitive and extraordinary way of life is vividly described
The ten pains of death by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The otters' tale by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 432 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 )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 222 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
The ring of bright water trilogy by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the author's life in Camusfearna, a wild and remote area of Scotland, and of three otters, Chahala, Mijbil and Edal, who became his constant companions
God protect me from my friends by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harpoon venture by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Recording )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 117 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 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Elrig by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sams teach yourself Palm programming in 24 hours by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a heartwarming story about the adventures of a lovable otter named Mij
The ring of bright water trilogy : the true story of Gavin Maxwell and his otters by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El-Glaoui, dernier seigneur de l'Atlas (1893-1956) by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ring of bright water
Alternative Names
Gavin Maxwell British naturalist

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

マクスウェル, G

Languages
English (396)

German (13)

French (13)

Dutch (7)

Italian (5)

Polish (3)

Danish (2)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Lords 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 trilogySams teach yourself Palm programming in 24 hours