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Harpoon : into the heart of whaling

Author: Andrew Darby
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To many, the whale is a majestic mammal, the 'mind in the ocean'. What were once whaling towns have become homes to hordes of devoted whale watchers, and whaling, for the most part, was thought to have been vanquished. It was just a matter of waiting for those few misguided nations still whaling to come to their senses. That never happened. Instead, the whalers came back. In 1987, the first full year after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Darby, Andrew.
Harpoon.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)656174481
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Darby
ISBN: 9780306816291 0306816296
OCLC Number: 176894848
Notes: Originally published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Description: xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Fin --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Right --
Bones of the past --
Counting absence --
pt. 2. Blue --
To the brink --
Making margarine --
Heroic liars --
Whaling for pygmies --
pt. 3. Sperm --
Moby's click --
Waking the village --
Hearts and minds --
pt. 4. Minke --
A dozen dead oceans --
Brave new science --
Being Japanese --
Keiko goes home --
pt. 5. Humpback --
Explosion and its meaning --
Fishing for countries --
Normality --
Voyages --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrew Darby.
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The awe-inspiring history of whales and whaling, and todays epic struggle to end the slaughter  Read more...

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Science Books & Films, October 2008 "A very thorough study...Its style is very readable, and it makes a good story." Choice, December 08 "[A] disturbing, dramatic, richly researched book...Darby Read more...

 
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