The Resource A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans, John Newton

A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans, John Newton

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A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans
Title
A savage history
Title remainder
whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans
Statement of responsibility
John Newton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'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."--Inside jacket
  • 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
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
639.2809164
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans, John Newton
Label
A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans, John Newton
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations on end papers
  • Includes bibliography and index
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 299-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The slaughter of the leviathan -- Whaling in ancient times -- New South Whales -- Whaling among the Māori and missionaries -- The business of whaling -- The Pacific capital of whaling -- The floating abbatoir -- Exploration and the whaling boom -- The stockbroker and the artist -- Whaling craft -- Life, food, booze and sex -- Women go whaling -- Mechanised slaughter -- The Norwegians in Western Australia -- Ten thousand years of eating whale -- Japan against the world -- End game -- What now for whales?
Control code
14873847
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781742233741
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG289059
  • (Nz)ocn848312446
  • (Nz)14873847

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