Leviathan : The History of Whaling in America (Paperback)

Author: Dolin, Eric Jay

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A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smiths ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industrys rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century. Reprint. *Author: Dolin, Eric Jay *Subtitle: The History of Whaling in America *Publication Date: 2008/07/01 *Number of Pages: 479 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393331578
SKU 206196555
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393331571
Release Date 7/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
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"In clumsy but engaging prose, Mr. Dolin offers a colorful, fast-moving panorama....[R]eading LEVIATHAN we get lively impressions of a world that modern Americans will never see in person.....[P]erfect summer reading."
"Accurate details and a full historic scope are the book's driving virtues."
"in...LEVIATHAN, Eric Jay Dolin offers a pleasantly anecdotal history of American whaling so comprehensive that he seems to have harpooned at least one fact from every cetacean text ever printed. LEVIATHAN is a gentle book about a brutal industry."
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Annotation Eric Jay Dolin recreates the lost world of whaling, which was a profitable enterprise in the 19th century, but which was extremely difficult and dangerous for those sailors who engaged in it. Through fascinating stories, Dolin tells all about the ways whereby whales were hunted, killed, and processed, to provide the main source of oil before the discovery of vast deposits of oil in the earth. Dolin covers a great deal of local history, and leaves the reader well-informed and entertained.
Editors Note This ?engrossing account ... at once grand and quirky, entertaining and informative? (Publishers Weekly) delivers the fascinating 300-year history of American whaling, integrating literary, social, and economic history into an epic account of this once-vital industry.
Editors Note 2 A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century. Reprint.
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