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2 edition of Harpoon at a venture. found in the catalog.

Harpoon at a venture.

Gavin Maxwell

Harpoon at a venture.

by Gavin Maxwell

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Published by R. Hart-Davis in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shark fishing.

  • Edition Notes

    American ed. (New York, Viking Press) has title: Harpoon venture.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSH351.S6 M3 1952b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination272 p.
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6122025M
    LC Control Number52035679
    OCLC/WorldCa13264216

      His second book, Red Storm Rising, was based on scenarios tested out playing Harpoon. The bona fide wargaming gave the book a level of realism and credibility which sets it apart from many other. William Allen is a Partner at Harpoon, a venture portfolio in Menlo Park, California focused on early stage companies in the defense and national security arenas. A graduate of Columbia University and Wheaton College, he served 10 years in the US Marine Corps before going into venture capital.

    Harpoon at a Venture quantity Add to cart SKU: Categories: Books, Memoirs Tags: biography/memoir, environment, fishing, Gavin Maxwell, Hebridean history, natural history, . Harpoon Venture is the detailed account of the author’s attempt and subsequent failure to start a Basking shark fishery off the coast of Scotland on the economically depressed isle of Soay. The reading is silky smooth as he describes his tools, techniques and ideas behind this industry as well as the beautiful landscape Harpoon Venture /5(2).

    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.   The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) frigate RSS Intrepid (69) fire a Harpoon anti-ship missile in the waters off Guam during exercise Pacific Griffin A new joint venture is positioned to.


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