Social Science

The Wake of the Whale

The Wake of the Whale

Author: Russell Fielding

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674989672

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 871

Despite declining stocks and health risks, island communities in the Caribbean and North Atlantic still use traditional methods to hunt whales and dolphins for food. Russell Fielding presents the art, history, and purpose of whaling in these different cultures and describes what their future might look like as modern realities take hold.
Travel

The Wake of the Unseen Object

The Wake of the Unseen Object

Author: Tom Kizzia

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602234307

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 747

A journey to Alaska’s remote roadless villages, during a time of great historical transition, brings us this enduring portrait of a place and its people. Alutiiq, Yup’ik, Inupiaq, and Athabascan subjects reveal themselves as entirely contemporary individuals with deep longings and connection to the land and to their past. Tom Kizzia’s account of his travels off the Alaska road system, first published in 1991, has endured with a sterling reputation for its thoughtful, poetic, unflinching engagement with the complexity of Alaska’s rural communities. Wake of the Unseen Object is now considered some of the finest nonfiction writing about Alaska. This new edition includes an updated introduction by the author, looking at what remains the same after thirty years and what is different—both in Alaska, and in the expectations placed on a reporter visiting from another world.
Self-Help

Moby Dick or The Whale

Moby Dick or The Whale

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 545

View: 137

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance.
Fiction

Moby-Dick or, The Whale - Herman Melville

Moby-Dick or, The Whale - Herman Melville

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Leonardo Lumbreras

ISBN: 9783985519385

Category: Fiction

Page: 1130

View: 559

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, Moby-Dick was published to mixed reviews, was a commercial failure, and was out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891. Its reputation as a "Great American Novel" was established only in the 20th century, after the centennial of its author's birth. William Faulkner said he wished he had written the book himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the greatest book of the sea ever written". Its opening sentence, "Call me Ishmael", is among world literature's most famous
Nature

Whale Quest

Whale Quest

Author: Karen Romano Young

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781467792462

Category: Nature

Page: 132

View: 650

Introduces whales, discussing their physical features, behavior, and complex communication abilities, along with a history of whaling and a description of the efforts being made by scientists around the world to save them from extinction. --Publisher.
Foreign Language Study

Moby-Dick or, The Whale / Моби Дик, или Белый кит. Книга для чтения на английском языке

Moby-Dick or, The Whale / Моби Дик, или Белый кит. Книга для чтения на английском языке

Author: Герман Мелвилл

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785043150608

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

View: 601

Герман Мелвилл (1819–1891) – выдающийся американский писатель-романтик.«Моби Дик» (1851) – одна из признанных вершин американской прозы, философский роман о трагических попытках сильной личности бросить вызов року.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен комментариями и словарем.В формате PDF A4 сохранен издательский макет книги.
Business & Economics

Whale-watching

Whale-watching

Author: James Higham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521195973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

View: 354

A critical insight into the diverse socio-cultural, political, economic and ecological contexts of the global whale-watching industry.
Horse-racing

Wallace's Monthly

Wallace's Monthly

Author: John Hankins Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094201633

Category: Horse-racing

Page: 960

View: 813

Nature

The Urban Whale

The Urban Whale

Author: Scott D. Kraus

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034754

Category: Nature

Page: 566

View: 455

In 1980 a group of scientists censusing marine mammals in the Bay of Fundy was astonished at the sight of 25 right whales. It was, one scientist later recalled, "like finding a brontosaurus in the backyard." Until that time, scientists believed the North Atlantic right whale was extinct or nearly so. The sightings electrified the research community, spurring a quarter century of exploration, which is documented here. The authors present our current knowledge about the biology and plight of right whales, including their reproduction, feeding, genetics, and endocrinology, as well as fatal run-ins with ships and fishing gear. Employing individual identifications, acoustics, and population models, Scott Kraus, Rosalind Rolland, and their colleagues present a vivid history of this animal, from a once commercially hunted commodity to today's life-threatening challenges of urban waters. Hunted for nearly a millennium, right whales are now being killed by the ocean commerce that supports our modern way of life. This book offers hope for the eventual salvation of this great whale.

FICTION MOBY DICK; OR THE WHITE WHALE

FICTION MOBY DICK; OR THE WHITE WHALE

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 544

View: 815

Fiction

Woman On A Raft

Woman On A Raft

Author: Leo Myers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450085148

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 436

This is a venture about a woman that suddenly finds herself on a raft in the ocean. She cannot remember who she is and has no memory of her past. The raft has a few meager supplies and she must survive at sea using only her wits, her instinct, plus all that is provided in the raft and by the sea. She does have flashbacks of her life which helps sustain her. She encounters various obstacles on a daily basis. She must search for food, try to help in her rescue and maintain a positive outlook. There are sharks, a rogue wave, a hurricane and other attacks on her and the raft. Thirty days at sea proves that this woman on a raft can indeed survive. She is able to maintain her independence. She elevates all women that live in this world.
Photography

Fire Island

Fire Island

Author: Jack Whitehouse

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614233848

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 100

Fire Island, or Great South Beach as it is also known, is a 32-mile long sliver of a barrier beach located just off the South Shore of Long Island. Always a wild, lonely and untamed wilderness, its shores, waterways and the lands surrounding it have given us innumerable stories -- some inspirational, some frightening, but all of them intriguing. The stories in this book portray people and events from the island's earliest days, when it served Native Americans as a rich hunting, fishing and whaling site until the present day and its use as a U.S. National Seashore and National Wilderness Area.