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An adventurous life, Valerie Taylor with Ben Mckelvey

Label
An adventurous life
Title
An adventurous life
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Taylor with Ben Mckelvey
Title variation
Valerie Taylor
Title variation remainder
an adventurous life
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 spear fisher. 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
Summary
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 spear fisher. 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.
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10806902
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Valerie
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mckelvey, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Valerie
  • Taylor, Valerie
  • Taylor, Ron
  • Underwater photography
  • Cinematographers
  • Sharks
  • Marine resources conservation
  • Underwater cinematography
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Marine parks and reserves
  • Environmentalists
  • Women environmentalists
  • Photographers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an adventurous life
Label
An adventurous life, Valerie Taylor with Ben Mckelvey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066100111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641725
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1120700726
Label
An adventurous life, Valerie Taylor with Ben Mckelvey
Publication
Note
"The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066100111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641725
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1120700726

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