Beluga Days: Tracking the Endangered White Whale

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Beluga Days is a wonderful evocation of the wilderness of coastal Alaska and the Native communities that still eat whale meat and depend on local foods. It is also a foray into the fascinating labyrinth of Alaskan culture, history, and politics, as the complex relationships in this unique state coalesce in a mad theater around a crisis—the decline of the beluga whales in Cook Inlet, an isolated and genetically distinct population.

Beyond its compelling characters and ...

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Overview

Beluga Days is a wonderful evocation of the wilderness of coastal Alaska and the Native communities that still eat whale meat and depend on local foods. It is also a foray into the fascinating labyrinth of Alaskan culture, history, and politics, as the complex relationships in this unique state coalesce in a mad theater around a crisis—the decline of the beluga whales in Cook Inlet, an isolated and genetically distinct population.

Beyond its compelling characters and particulars, Lord’s story offers readers a deeper understanding of the often uncomfortable, often rewarding, juxtaposition of humans and the natural world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594850011
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     15
Prologue-Watching     18
Old Time     27
The Whale in The Room     45
The Scientific Method     67
Beluga Love     87
The Green Machine     112
The Other Remnant     136
Adaptation     158
The Beach People     173
Point Lay     203
Epilogue-Watching     228
Notes     240
Acknowledgments     253
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