The Wake of the Whale Book

The Wake of the Whale


  • Author : Russell Fielding
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674989672
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb

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The Wake of the Whale Summary:

Despite declining stocks and health risks, island communities in the Caribbean and North Atlantic still use traditional methods to hunt whales and dolphins for food. Russell Fielding presents the art, history, and purpose of whaling in these different cultures and describes what their future might look like as modern realities take hold.

Wake of the Whale Book

Wake of the Whale


  • Author : Kenneth Brower
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Cetacea
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076006334945
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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Wake of the Whale Summary:

Discusses the life and experiences of Bill Curtsinger, a well-known cetecean photographer.

In the Wake of Madness Book
Score: 3.5
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In the Wake of Madness


  • Author : Joan Druett
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2004-01-04
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565127562
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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In the Wake of Madness Summary:

The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine-man crew on board. Now, an award-winning maritime historian dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship—and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas. “When the American whaleship Sharon arrived at Sydney in December 1842, the world first heard of the shocking murder of the captain by several Pacific island natives serving on the crew. Chalking it up to the savage nature of the islanders, no one bothered to investigate. Druett, a widely published maritime historian, retells the familiar story of how the mutineers were overcome but delves deeper into the details of the infamous expedition . . . Druett’s account of the incident will appeal to those looking for a good drama, but also to those analytically minded skeptics inclined to ask questions and dig below the surface.” —Booklist “Shocking and very satisfying.” —Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter

The Whale s Wake Book

The Whale s Wake


  • Author : Harry Morton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822010056935
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb

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The Whale s Wake Summary:

A history of whaling and whalers in New Zealand and the southwest Pacific.

The Gray Whale  Eschrichtius Robustus Book

The Gray Whale Eschrichtius Robustus


  • Author : Mary Lou Jones
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080923727
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

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The Gray Whale Eschrichtius Robustus Summary:

The Gray Whale: Eschrichtius robustus provides an introduction to the understanding of Eschrichtius robustus or the gray whale. This book explores the life processes, reproduction, and growth of large cetacean populations. Organized into four parts encompassing 25 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the gray whale evolution, fossils, and subfossil remains, range, and systematics in historical times. This text then presents the historical of gray whale exploitation and the economic importance of these whales to humans. Other chapters consider the gray whale migration, abundance, and seasonal distribution in the wake of the California population's recovery from depletion. This book discusses as well the methods used in shore-based censuses during migration and in aerial surveys of gray whales taken on their winter grounds. The final chapter deals with some innovative approaches to the study of free-ranging cetaceans. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists, paleontologists, biologists, and naturalists.

After the Whale Book

After the Whale


  • Author : Clark Davis
  • Publisher : University Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 1995-08-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031839460
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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After the Whale Summary:

Recipient of the 1993 Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature. The first complete and consecutive exploration of Melville's writings in the wake of Moby-Dick, from Pierre through his short stories and poetry to his final novella, Billy Budd.

Listening to Whales Book
Score: 4.5
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Listening to Whales


  • Author : Alexandra Morton
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307487544
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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Listening to Whales Summary:

In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was soon recognized as a defining characteristic of orca society. In 1984, Alexandra moved to a remote bay in British Columbia to continue her research with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper understanding of the mystery of whale echolocation, the vocal communication that enables the mammals to find their way in the dark sea. A fascinating study of the profound communion between humans and whales, this book will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the natural world.

The Whale Tattoo Book

The Whale Tattoo


  • Author : Jon Ransom
  • Publisher : Muswell Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838340124
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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The Whale Tattoo Summary:

When a giant sperm whale washes up on the local beach it tells Joe Gunner that death will follow him wherever he goes. Joe knows that the place he needs to go is back home. Having stormed out two years ago, it won’t be easy, nor will returning to the haunted river beside the house where words ripple beneath the surface washing up all sorts of memories. Joe turns to his sister, Birdee, the only person who has ever listened. But she can't help him, she drowned two years ago. Then there’s Tim Fysh, local fisherman and long-time lover. But reviving their bond is bound to be trouble. As the water settles and Joe learns the truth about the river, he finds that we all have the capability to hate, and that we can all make the choice not to. Ransom’s fractured, distinctive prose highlights the beauty and brutality of his story, his extraordinarily vivid sense of place saturates the reader with the wet of the river, and the salty tang of the sea.