Gone A-Whaling: The Lure of the Sea and the Hunt for the Great Whale

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By Jim Murphy
Publisher Clarion Books
Gone A-Whaling: The Lure of the Sea and the Hunt for the Great Whale
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In the early days of whaling, whales were plentiful and it seemed that they would always fill the sea. When people realized how much money could be made from whales in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, entire species were wiped out in the rush to hunt these gentle and magnificent creatures. This account is an evenhanded portrayal of the exciting, grisly, and sometimes profitable business of pelagic whaling, told from the perspective of young whalers through their detailed journal entries and letters. Glossary, bibliography,index.

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35306 words35,306 words
208 pages208 pages
Lexile 1150LLexile 1150L
Grade 4 to 7Grade 4 to 7
Published 1998Published 1998
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Book ISBN:

0395698472

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