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The last whalers : three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of life

Author: Doug Bock Clark
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A journalist draws on his immersive visits to the remote Indonesian island of the Lamalerans, the world's last subsistence whalers, to profile their way of life and illuminate how their indigenous culture is succumbing to the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Doug Bock Clark
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Bock Clark
ISBN: 0316390623 9780316390620
OCLC Number: 1080272803
Description: xii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Lamalerans --
Maps --
A note on the text --
Prologue: The apprentice's lesson --
Part one. 1994-2014. The Lamaleran odyssey ; At play in the graveyard of whales ; The child-eating eel and the curse of the black goat ; The cleansing of harmful language ; This, my son, is how you kill a whale ; The laughter ; The way of the Lamafa --
Part two. 2015. A new year ; Nekat ; The marriage ; In the middle of the typhoon of life --
Part three. 2016. The new Kéna Pukã ; Against the leviathan --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Doug Bock Clark.

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A journalist draws on his immersive visits to the remote Indonesian island of the Lamalerans, the world's last subsistence whalers, to profile their way of life and illuminate how their indigenous culture is succumbing to the modern world.

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