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The Yankee Whaler,9780486268545

The Yankee Whaler

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/29/2012
Publisher(s): Dover Publications
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Summary

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. Introduction by Robert Cushman Murphy. Bibliography.

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
X. WHALEMAN
XI. SCRIMSHAW
XII. THE LAST DAYS OF WHALING
EPILOGUE
A GLOSSARY OF WHALING TERMS
A LIST OF BOOKS CONCERNING WHALES AND WHALING
INDEX

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