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Author Burnett, D. Graham.

Title The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century / D. Graham Burnett.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  599.5 B93S    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 793 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-733) and index.
Contents Into the belly of the beast -- The prince of whales -- A cetaceous parliament -- Trials of force -- Shots across the bow.
Summary Explores how humans' view of whales changed from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, looking at how the sea mammals were once viewed as monsters but evolved into something much gentler and more beautiful.
Subject Whales -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Whales -- Research -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Whales -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Whaling -- History -- 20th century.
Whaling -- Law and legislation -- History -- 20th century.
International Whaling Commission -- History.
ISBN 9780226081304 cloth alkaline paper
0226081303 cloth alkalihe paper
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