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A whale for the killing

by Farley Mowat

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Stackpole Books in Mechanicsburg, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Finback whale -- Anecdotes.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1972.

    StatementFarley Mowat.
    GenreAnecdotes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL795.W5 M66 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3402137M
    ISBN 100811731863
    ISBN 109780811731867
    LC Control Number2005016940
    OCLC/WorldCa60651084

    A Whale for the Killing focuses on a unique moment in Newfoundland history, and chronicles some history of Newfoundland and the whaling industry at the beginning. In addition, the book is a part of the "save the whales" movement that has contributed to the /5(5). Victor Scheffer's The Year of the Whale () won an award, Matthiessen's Blue Meridian () was a best seller and Mowat's A Whale for the Killing may prove just as popular. Back in , Mowat, a lover of rugged Northern communities, bought a home in Burgeo on the Sou'west coast of Newfoundland.

      Read "Gus Openshaws Whale Killing Journal" by Keith Thompson available from Rakuten Kobo. Moby Dick for the blog generation. Cat food cannery worker Gus Openshaw has one goal in life: to kill a whale. Not just Brand: Macadam/Cage Publishing.   A Whale for the Killing by Farley Mowat. So when a fin whale (second-largest next to the blue whale) became trapped by the tide in a small cove on the coast of Newfoundland, Mowat saw it as an opportunity to learn more about the whale at close quarters. But the book did have an impact on early whale conservation efforts. Rating: 3/5

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