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The Hunted Whale ❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ The Hunted Whale Author James P. McGuane – Thomashillier.co.uk The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized sla The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt was a The Hunted eBook à relatively even contest between two wily mammals man and the sperm whale The danger that lurked in each hunt can be seen in the ultra light cedar construction of the whale boat that the men beached on the living whale s back The gnarled and twisted shapes of surviving harpoons document the tenacity of the hunters as well as the wounded whale s manic attempt to break free Many aspects of the sperm whale s unusual physiology are illustrated here, as are the whaler s personal belongings hats, gloves, and scrimshaw the intricate carvings he made on the whale s teethExpertly curated and beautifully shot, this magnificent photo essay takes the viewer to the New England ports of a fledgling America as it struggled to dominate a global industry Amazing facts, explanatory notes, and tales from the sea, representing the fruit of years of research, accompany James McGuane s overmasterful photographs McGuane looks to identify the various motivations that turned ordinary men into whale hunters He discovers adventure, greed, courage, escape, gullibility and ignoranceThe book also includes a riveting firsthand account of the hunt, excerpted from naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy s Logbook for Grace, a diary he kept of his time aboard the whaleship Daisy inWith The Hunted Whale, McGuane delivers an engrossing and humane snapshot of a now vanished age that helped forge the American nation as we know it.

    Free Unlimited eBook two wily mammals man and the sperm whale The danger that lurked in each hunt can be seen in the ultra light cedar construction of the whale boat that the men beached on the living whale s back The gnarled and twisted shapes of surviving harpoons document the tenacity of the hunters as well as the wounded whale s manic attempt to break free Many aspects of the sperm whale s unusual physiology are illustrated here, as are the whaler s personal belongings hats, gloves, and scrimshaw the intricate carvings he made on the whale s teethExpertly curated and beautifully shot, this magnificent photo essay takes the viewer to the New England ports of a fledgling America as it struggled to dominate a global industry Amazing facts, explanatory notes, and tales from the sea, representing the fruit of years of research, accompany James McGuane s overmasterful photographs McGuane looks to identify the various motivations that turned ordinary men into whale hunters He discovers adventure, greed, courage, escape, gullibility and ignoranceThe book also includes a riveting firsthand account of the hunt, excerpted from naturalist Robert Cushman Murphy s Logbook for Grace, a diary he kept of his time aboard the whaleship Daisy inWith The Hunted Whale, McGuane delivers an engrossing and humane snapshot of a now vanished age that helped forge the American nation as we know it."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • The Hunted Whale
  • James P. McGuane
  • English
  • 12 September 2017
  • 0393069125

About the Author: James P. McGuane

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10 thoughts on “The Hunted Whale

  1. Gig Wailgum Gig Wailgum says:

    enjoyed all the details coupled with the photos s well as the ship s log entries from the Daisy

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