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Trawler By Redmond O'Hanlon

Trawler
by Redmond O'Hanlon

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Describes the author's three-week trip on an Orkney trawler as it journeys far into the north Atlantic in search of its catch. Combining humour with erudition, this title provides an account of this journey.
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Trawler Summary


Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O'Hanlon

Redmond O'Hanlon describes his extraordinary three-week trip on an Orkney trawler as it journeys far into the north Atlantic in search of its catch. Young skipper Jason Schofield has a 2 million pound overdraft on his boat, the Norlantean, which is why he has to go out in a Category One Force 12 hurricane when the rest of the Scottish fleet has run for shelter. O'Hanlon may not be much help when it comes to seamanship - in the words of one of the crew, he doesn't know his arse from his tit - but he is able to wax lyrical on the amazing deep-sea fish to be found north of the Wyville Thomson Ridge: greater argentine, flying squid, blue ling, the truly disgusting hagfish and many other exotics.
Combining humour with erudition, O'Hanlon has written a vivid and compulsively readable account of a journey that for sheer terror beats all his previous adventures.

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Trawler Reviews


"Edifying and hugely entertaining. . . . O'Hanlon's is a magnificently original voice: manic, scholarly, funny, sumptuously descriptive, and more than slightly deranged." -Jon Krakauer
"One of the most thrilling and inspiring books about science I've ever read . . . hours of pleasure offered by an enchanting dinner guest [who] often reveals himself to be foolishly bold, comically inept, intellectually astute and a madcap driver: Mr. Toad with a Ph.D."
-Bruce Barcott, "The New York Times Book Review"
""Trawler" read[s] like "The Perfect Storm" meets "Monty Python,""-"Outside"
"O'Hanlon is an adventurer worthy of the word-a credentialed naturalist, a rompish wanderer, a sparkling armchair companion, a bit of a goof and also a smashingly evocative writer. . . . In that wild and exhilarating junction where human and nature meet, he pursues the joys of discovery."-"Los Angeles Times Book Review"

About Redmond O'Hanlon


Redmond O'Hanlon has written three bestselling, highly acclaimed travel books: Into the Heart of Borneo, In Trouble Again and Congo Journey. For fifteen years he was the Natural History editor of The Times Literary Supplement. He lives outside Oxford with his wife and two children.

Additional information

GOR000490477
Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O'Hanlon
Redmond O'Hanlon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2004-06-03
368
0140276688
9780140276688
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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