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A Savage History. Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans

Newton, John

Editorial: Newsouth Pub., Sydney, Australia, 2013
ISBN 10: 1742233740 / ISBN 13: 9781742233741
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Título: A Savage History. Whaling in the Pacific and...

Editorial: Newsouth Pub., Sydney, Australia

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Printing.


310pp. Numerous photos and illustrations, several in color. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 072470

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Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day. It explores not only the drama and danger of whaling but the ways in which whales have infused human imagination throughout history. The book also covers the end of industrial whaling and the work still to do to protect these magnificent and intelligent creatures.

Biografía del autor: John Newton is a freelance writer, journalist, novelist, and teacher. He has written for the Age, the Art of Eating, Slow magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Weekend Australian Magazine. He is the author of several books including Grazing: The Ramblings and Recipes of a Man Who Gets Paid to Eat and The Roots of Civilisation: A History of Plants That Changed the World.

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