What a Wonderful World by Marcus Chown

Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling by Andrew Darby

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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. This 2008 Da Capo Press Hardcover is in Very Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9780306816291 SKU: 1131322 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.