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Book Title: Harpoon|
The author of the book: C.W. Nicol
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Date of issue: May 3rd 1988
ISBN 13: 9780451153074
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19th century Japan, where the thrust of the United States has opened a closed land. — For a brave and noble samurai warrior like Sadayori, this confrontation between East and West means making a choice between the old and the new, and fighting to the death for it. — For a daring seaman like Jinsuke, it means entering the camp of the intruders to learn their ways, and being torn between the beautiful Japanese girl he has loved and left, and the American woman he connot resist.
Here is the most magnificent saga since Shogun-an epic of the clas of cultures, alive with breathtaking adventure and riveting romance.
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Read information about the authorC.W. Nicol was born in Neath, Wales, and from a young age expressed an interest in wildlife and the environment.
In 1958 he visited the Arctic Circle to research Eider Duck for McGill University, taking up Canadian citizenship. By the early 1960s he was studying karate at JKA, and soon thereafter began to study Japanese at Nihon University.
He then spent two years (1967 to 1969) as a game warden in Ethiopia, setting up the new Semien Mountains National Park for the Ethiopian Government. He returned to Japan, writing a book about his Ethiopian experiences: From the Roof of Africa (1971, ISBN 0-340-14755-5).
Since taking up residence in Japan he has written many books and other literary works. In 1980 he won the Japan Broadcasting Writer's Award for a television drama written in Japanese. He continued to be an active environmentalist, and to this day he travels in Japan and elsewhere giving talks and lectures about the environment, addressing issues such as deforestation and the preservation of natural environments. He is particularly interested in restoring Japan's vast woodlands, and due to these and other endeavours he is well known in Japan.
He now holds Japanese citizenship, which he wrote about in the book Boku ga Nihonjin ni natta riyū ("Why I became Japanese") and he owns a plot of forest land in Japan where he lives.
He has written both fiction and non-fiction books. His books are written in English and translated into Japanese by others. His books include books about whaling (for which he went on a trip on a whaling vessel), books about the environment, and also children's fiction. His book are all published in Japanese but several are also published in English.
In 2005, he was awarded an MBE.
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