Whale For The Killing
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Whale For The Killing

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Published by Seal Books .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
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Open LibraryOL8074977M
ISBN 100770420281
ISBN 109780770420284

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In the s, Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. When an ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon, Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise, blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open 4/5(6). Books About Whales, Dolphins and Various Marine Animals. The Lost Whale is a book that tells the story of a killer whale named “Luna” who loses track of his pod and chooses to befriend humans as a way to maintain his social life and identity. Editions for A Whale for the Killing: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (ebook published in Cited by: A Whale for the Killing is a film, loosely based on a true story by environmentalist Farley Mowat, about a whale that is tortured by a fisherman. The incident happened near Burgeo, Newfoundland, while Mowat & family lived there.. The film, based on Mowat's book of the same name, received two Primetime Emmy nuamooreaid.comed by: Richard T. Heffron.

Aug 08,  · A Whale for the Killing is a classic—Mowat at his best." —John Vaillant, author of The Tiger. Read more. About the Author. Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in He began writing upon his return from serving in World War II, and has since written 44 books. He spent much of his youth in Saskatoon, and has lived in Ontario /5(16). Aug 26,  · When an ton fin whale became trapped in a lagoon near his Newfoundland home, Farley Mowat rejoiced at the unique chance to observe one of the world's most magnificent creatures up close. But some of his neighbors saw a different opportunity altogether: in a 4/5(1). Aug 01,  · "A Whale for the Killing" chronicles the unlikely and you might also say, unseemly doings in a small Newfoundland outport in the s. In what soon proved to be a run of bad luck, one of the largest of the sea mammals, a Fin whale, found itself trapped in a Cited by: Mar 17,  · The shore-based hunters in the Faroe Islands of Denmark continue this practice and it is a community effort for storing whale meat and products for the winter. Pilot whale meat and blubber is considered by islanders to be an important part of their staple diet. The whale meat is never sold, instead it is divided evenly to everyone who wants it.

Coonan expressed disapproval of McCracken in his reports of violated regulations and waste dumped over the side when the fleet began killing whales faster than they could be processed. McCracken even briefly joined in whaling with the Japanese crew of a whale catcher and detailed the trip in his book, Four Months on a Jap Whaler. A Whale for the Killing presents a time when Mowat was forced to stand up to the people among whom he had chosen to live, people whom he had admired for their rugged individualism, their tenacity. Jul 21,  · The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from Arctic and. Feb 04,  · A killer whale eats great white shark ALL CREDIT GOES TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. TM. R.