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The Life and Death of Whales

Robert Burton
Format
Book
Published
New York : Universe Books, 1973.
Language
English
ISBN
0233963545, 0876631839, 9780233963549
Contents
  • The life of whales. Whales defined and descrbed
  • The study of whales
  • Life at sea
  • Submarine senses
  • Sieving shrimps and catching squid
  • Behavior : routine and incredible
  • Birth and death
  • Whaling. The foundations of whaling
  • The development of an industry
  • The sperm-whalers
  • The decline of the sperm-whalers
  • Bowheads and grey whales
  • The final phase
  • Legislation and conservation.
Description
159 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153] and index.
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