Format: Print Length
Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 13, 2009)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.5 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
From one-hundred-fifty-ton barnacled Blues to the graceful, embattled Minke, whales were hunted around the world to close extinction. regardless of efforts to halt the killing, the way forward for those majestic mammals-known as “mind within the water”-is back in jeopardy. With ardour and fascinating element, Andrew Darby profiles each one species of whale and its position during this nice drama. From the wood harpoons of aboriginals in “cockleshell” vessels, to the high-tech killing machines of today’s lawless Russian whalers and smooth-talking eastern “scientific” crews, Darby chronicles the evolving pursuit of whales and its value to our humanity. enthusiasts of well-written background, in addition to these fascinated about whales and the fierce foreign clash surrounding them, might be swept into the very middle of whaling.