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Author Newton, John (John Sefton), author

Title A savage history : whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans / John Newton
Published Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2013


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 MELB  639.2809164 New/Shw  AVAILABLE
Description 310 pages : illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.The Slaughter of the Leviathan -- 2.Whaling in Ancient Times -- 3.New South Whales -- 4.Whaling Among the Maori and Missionaries -- 5.The Business of Whaling -- 6.The Pacific Capital of Whaling -- 7.The Floating Abattoir -- 8.Exploration and the Whaling Boom -- 9.The Stockbroker and the Artist -- 10.Whaling Craft -- 11.Life, Food, Booze and Sex -- 12.Women Go Whaling
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
Notes Illustrations on end papers
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Subject Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Whalers (Persons) -- Antarctic Ocean -- History.
Whalers (Persons) -- Pacific Ocean -- History.
Whalers (Persons) -- South Pacific Ocean -- History.
Whales -- Antarctic Ocean -- History.
Whales -- Conservation.
Whales -- Pacific Ocean -- History.
Whales -- South Pacific Ocean -- History.
Whaling -- Antarctic Ocean -- History.
Whaling -- History.
Whaling -- Japan.
Whaling -- Pacific Ocean -- History.
Whaling -- South Pacific Ocean -- History.
LC no. 2014407023
ISBN 9781742233741 (hbk.)
Other Titles A savage history