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Maxwell, Gavin 1914-1969

Overview
Works: 88 works in 628 publications in 11 languages and 12,996 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Drama  Biography  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Travelogues (Television programs)  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: QH141, 574.941
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The rocks remain by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,075 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
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

130 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,069 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 )

53 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 925 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 )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 902 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 )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the reeds by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 554 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 )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 486 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 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The otters' tale by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 429 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 )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book by Scottish naturalist Gavin Maxwell. In this work he describes an exciting attempt to establish a shark fishery based in the Hebridean island of Soay during the period immediately after the war
The ring of bright water trilogy by Gavin Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 132 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 130 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

Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. With its small bay and islands, magical waterfall and encircling stream of vivid water, his remote home was a haven for wildlife. He named it Camusfearna, and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. The story of his first ten years with the otters brilliantly evokes life with these playful animals in a natural paradise
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 )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 91 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand tours of the Scottish Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow historian Paul Murton as he tours the Scottish Islands
 
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Ring of bright water
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

マクスウェル, G

Languages
English (478)

German (19)

French (12)

Dutch (9)

Spanish (6)

Italian (5)

Polish (4)

Japanese (3)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
Ring of bright waterLords 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