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Author Ellis, Richard, 1938-

Title The great sperm whale : a natural history of the ocean's most magnificent and mysterious creature / Richard Ellis.

Imprint Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    599.547 ELL    Available
Description xv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-358) and index.
Contents Physty -- Mr. Melville's whale -- Whence the sperm whale? -- The (un)natural history of the sperm whale -- The social lives of sperm whales -- Battle of the giants -- "I'll have the calamari -- " -- Making contact -- How to catch a whale -- The war on whales -- "Can leviathan long endure so wide a chase?" -- Appendix. The adventures of a whale painter.
Subject Sperm whale.
ISBN 0700617728 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700617722 (cloth : alk. paper)

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