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This Rock within the Sea
 
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Farley Mowat
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This Rock within the Sea

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Published January 1st 1976 by McClelland & Stewart
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Ammar
Jan 20, 2016 Ammar rated it liked it
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The black and white photograph of the outports are breathtaking and amazing. The written chapters by Farley are romantic and they mix history and facts and give a romantic side of the island.

I wish there were captions underneath the pictures to show locations or names of subjects.
Bojan Fürst
John De Visser's photographs deserve a straight five star review. The stark, honest black and white photographs can stand next to any body of documentary work and proudly hold their own. Unfortunately, this book is not only about photographs, but also about Farley Mowat's text and that leaves a lot to be desired. I could forgive him romanticizing the outports - I did it myself on more than one occasion - but the glossing over the history of Newfoundland and its southern coast is painful and on ...more
Stephen
Sep 18, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
If you love Newfoundland as I do you have to have this book. Written with respect and affection. Nfld govt made a big effort to close the small outports and centralize the population more. There was a rationale, especially as big boats from distant countries took more and more of the catch and life got even harder in the little villages. Mowat quotes an outport fisherman on why his family had to leave their home "By Jesus, Jesus God, but we was drove."

"We don't be takin nothin from the sea. We j
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Marjorie Elwood
Aug 31, 2013 Marjorie Elwood rated it liked it
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This is a love affair with Newfoundland, with Farley Mowat supplying the text and John de Visser, the photographs. As such, no possible criticism of the land and its people is brooked.
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Farley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arctic, Mowat became outrag
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