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Whale
     

Whale

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by Joe Roman
 

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

Editorial Reviews

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."
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861895059
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Animal
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,071,662
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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