Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

by Andrew Darby

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Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling by Andrew Darby

From one-hundred-fifty-ton barnacled Blues to the sleek, embattled Minke, whales have been hunted worldwide to near extinction. Despite efforts to halt the killing, the future of these majestic mammals-known as “mind in the water”-is again in jeopardy. With passion and engaging detail, Andrew Darby profiles each species of whale and its place in this great drama. From the wooden harpoons of aboriginals in “cockleshell” vessels, to the high-tech killing machines of today's lawless Russian whalers and smooth-talking Japanese “scientific” crews, Darby chronicles the evolving pursuit of whales and its significance to our humanity. Fans of well-written history, as well as those fascinated by whales and the fierce international conflict surrounding them, will be swept into the very heart of whaling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786732005
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/13/2009
Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 655 KB

About the Author

Andrew Darby, reporter on environmental issues and Antarctica for the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), has covered whaling, whales, and their effect on people for 20 years. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

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