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The Winter Whale.

Author: Jim Crumley
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in the home waters of the biggest whaling fleet in Britain, and one of the biggest in Europe.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crumley, Jim.
Winter Whale.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Crumley
ISBN: 9780857905574 0857905570
OCLC Number: 823725461
Description: 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; 1 How Whales Die; 2 The Whaling Times; 3 A Whale Arrives; 4 The Hunt; 5 Escape; 6 Death; 7 Capture; 8 Greasy Johnny; 9 Life After Death; 10 The McGonagall Effect; 11 Northward Ho!; 12 Northward Ho! Take 2; 13 Jonah; 14 The First Whale; 15 Up Very Close and Personal; 16 Apologia; Bibliography; List of Illustrations.

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The Winter Whale is a remarkable historical set piece, a product of its time, although even then public opinion was divided between glee and outrage, pro-whaler and pro-whale.  Read more...

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