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Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life: The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert
 

Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life: The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

By Taylor, Valerie
By McKelvey, Ben

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At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; ...it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to Australia with her family. All the while she thrived on being close to the ocean, and was a keen spearfisher. In the 1950s, she met Ron Taylor and then her real adventures started. Together they sailed all over the world, photographing and filming their travels for magazines, tv and movies, and making many documentaries. Valerie and Ron became interested in conservation, and focused on sharks in particular. They did all the shark work on Jaws, and James Cameron decided he wanted to become a filmmaker because of Valerie and her husband. Valerie is working with the brilliant Ben Mckelvey to share her story of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron. From trainee animator to Spielberg, from Jaws to Blue Lagoon, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.
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ISBN 9780733641725
Published AU 24 Sep 2019
Publisher Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Digital original
Availability
500 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780733641725
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Published 24 Sep 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Taylor, Valerie
By McKelvey, Ben
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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