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The Resource Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean, Morten Strøksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally

Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean, Morten Strøksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally

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Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean
Title
Shark drunk
Title remainder
the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean
Statement of responsibility
Morten Strøksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a tiny rubber boat. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world's most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations.--
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Fishing trip! Topically wide-ranging, Shark Drunk documents the quest of award-winning journalist Morten Strøksnes and artist Hugo Aasjord to catch a massive Greenland Shark in the frigid waters near Norway's Lofoten islands. In a rubber dinghy over the course of four seasons, the two friends baited hooks in order to entice the massive shark while they sat, occasionally got wet, reeled in cod, ruminated, and talked. Covering ocean life, poetry, mythology, science, history, and more, this lyrical book reads like a novel and will hook fans of philosophical stories. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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10560689
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DLC
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strøksnes, Morten Andreas
Dewey number
338.3/727309481
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SH691.S4
LC item number
S7713 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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Nunnally, Tiina
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True
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  • Shark fishing
  • Greenland shark
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Greenland shark
  • Sailing
  • Shark fishing
  • Norway
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean through four seasons
Label
Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean, Morten Strøksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959950016
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780451493484
Lccn
2016044185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)959950016
Label
Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean, Morten Strøksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959950016
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780451493484
Lccn
2016044185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)959950016

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