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Author Burnett, D. Graham, author
Title The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century / D. Graham Burnett
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
©2012
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  QL737.C4 B8686 2013    AVAILABLE    30610020590139
Edition Paperback edition
Descript xxii, 793 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-733) and index
Originally published in hardcover: 2012
Into the belly of the beast -- The prince of whales -- A cetaceous parliament -- Trials of force -- Shots across the bow
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject International Whaling Commission -- History
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
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