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The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: To Which Is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage
  

The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: To Which Is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Beale, Thomas

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    29 Aug 20

The ship's surgeon Thomas Beale (1807-49) wrote a short account in 1835 of his experiences in the 'whale fishery' and in particular of the natural history and ecology of the sperm whale. In 1839, he followed this up with a longer account of the anatomy and physiology of the whale..., its habits and its food, and the valuable spermaceti and ambergris which made it one of the most prized catches in the industry. He added a detailed account of one whaling voyage in which he participated, roaming across the Pacific from Kamchatka to Hawaii. He encountered missionaries who he believed exercised tyranny over the native peoples, survived a typhoon, and came close to being shipwrecked on more than one occasion. This volume contains both works, providing a fascinating account of whaling in its heyday, including the gruesome task of flensing, or cutting up of the whale carcass.
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ISBN 9781108081498
Released AU 29 Aug 2020
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
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ISBN-13 9781108081498
Stock Release date is 29 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 29 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Beale, Thomas
Series Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration
Category Zoology & Animal Sciences
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 476
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 599.547
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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