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One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships, with fascinating details and anecdotes about whales and whaling waters, whaling men, methods of attack, crafts and routines, much more. Richly illustrated with 133 halftones, 17 line illustrations.
One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -149) and index.
Table of Contents
"INTRODUCTION, by Robert Cushman Murphy, D.Sc."
"A PREFACE TO THE PICTURES, by Zephaniah W. Pease"
I. THE BLUBBER-HUNTERS
II. "THE BLUBBER-HUNTERS, Concluded"
III. THE GREENLAND FISHERY
IV. "CAPE COD, LONG ISLAND, AND NANTUCKET"
V. NEW BEDFORD
VI. THE WHALER
VII. THE WHALEBOAT
VIII. THE WHALE
IX. GEAR AND CRAFT
XII. THE LAST DAYS OF WHALING
A GLOSSARY OF WHALING TERMS
A LIST OF BOOKS CONCERNING WHALES AND WHALING
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