Cover of: The great sperm whale | Richard Ellis

The great sperm whale

a natural history of the ocean's most magnificent and mysterious creature

Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan .
Written in English.

About the Book

The biology and economics of sperm whales, with frequent reference to Melville's Moby Dick.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Physty 1
II Mr. Melville's Whale 8
III Whence the Sperm Whale? 55
IV The (Un)Natural History of the Sperm Whale 93
V The Social Lives of Sperm Whales 143
VI Battle of the Giants 174
VII "I'll Have the Calamari..." 191
VIII Making Contact 224
IX How to Catch a Whale 240
X The War on Whales 265
XI "Can Leviathan Long Endure So Wide a Chase?" 305
Appendix The Adventure of a Whale Painter 315
References 335
Index 359

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-358) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
599.5/47
Library of Congress
QL737.C435 E437 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates
Number of pages
368
Weight
970 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24881760M
Internet Archive
greatspermwhalen0000elli
ISBN 10
0700617728
ISBN 13
9780700617722
LC Control Number
2010048266
OCLC/WorldCat
681500370
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