Whale [NOOK Book]

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A natural and cultural history of the whale, long persecuted by humans but now celebrated throughout the world.
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Whale

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Overview

A natural and cultural history of the whale, long persecuted by humans but now celebrated throughout the world.
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Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail

"A lively and lovely series. . . . This delightful series gives us animals as both alien and familiar. . . . An exhilarating, often astonishing and sometimes moving series of monographs."—Globe and Mail

— Martin Levin

Magazine of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

"There's more to whales than watching them, and anyone who wants to should definitely get a copy of Whale by Joseph Roman. . . . A superb chronicle of the relationship between man and beast over the centuries. A must-buy."

Aquatic Mammals Journal

"Well-written, fascinating. . . . This reader was much satisfied by this tasty book. . . . It certainly belongs in museum bookshops from New Bedford, through Sandefjord, to Grytviken. It could be a more substantive alternative to the cetological trinkets and tee shirts purveyed to modern day whale-watchers as they disembark from their brief encounters with his subjects. If such punters then read it, they might gain a respect and understanding of the variety of attitudes that different nationalities and generations have had towards large whales since they and we first interacted."

Ocean Navigator

"Whale is a lyrical portrait of the animals that have a special place in the hearts and minds of every sailor."--Ocean Navigator

— Twain Braden

Globe and Mail - Martin Levin

"A lively and lovely series. . . . This delightful series gives us animals as both alien and familiar. . . . An exhilarating, often astonishing and sometimes moving series of monographs."

Ocean Navigator - Twain Braden

"Whale is a lyrical portrait of the animals that have a special place in the hearts and minds of every sailor."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861895059
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Roman is a marine biologist who has written widely in the field of biology and cetacean studies. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

1.  First Surfacing

2.  The Invention of Whaling

3.  The Royal Fish

4.  Raising Whales

5.  A Diving Mammal

6.  Oil and Bone

7.  Floating Factories

8.  Exhaustion and Failure

9.  Save the Whales

10.  Eating the Whale

11.  Flukes

 

Timeline

Appendix:  The Greenland Whale Fishery

References

Bibliography

Associations

Websites

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

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