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A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans

John Newton



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New South Books
01 June 2013
Australasian & Pacific history; Mathematics & Sciences; Conservation of wildlife & habitats; Wildlife: mammals
Nothing prepares you for your first sight of the world's largest mammal.

Celebrated, revered, studied and increasingly watched for pleasure rather than hunted, whales hold particular allure. Humans have always been in awe of them, but for much of history we have been compelled to dominate and kill them - though like Moby Dick, sometimes whales fight back.

A Savage History tells the rich history of whales and whaling. We learn about these highly intelligent and magnificent creatures, and follow the stories of whalers from the eighteenth century who hunted their prey along the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, across the Pacific and into the Southern Ocean. The result is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship. Although the modern era has seen the end of industrial whaling, as John Newton shows, the work of those who want to protect whales is far from over. View the table of contents here.
By:   John Newton
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 190mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   880g
ISBN:   9781742233741
ISBN 10:   1742233740
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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