Men And Whales

Ellis, Richard

Published by Knopf, 1991
ISBN 10: 0394558391 / ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.92 avg rating
(24 ratings)

Synopsis: Ever since a human being first came across a dead whale and realized it could provide vast amounts of meat and oil, men have hunted whales. For a thousand years, whales have been mines of oil, meat, baleen, ivory, leather, and ambergris. In this copiously illustrated book, Richard Ellis delineates the complex history of men and whales. He tells the story of the world's first commercial whalers, the Basques of tenth-century France and Spain; the birth of whaling as an industry during the settlement of New Zealand and Australia; the worldwide movement to protect the whale; and even the origins of the unicorn myth (a whale was responsible). This is the first comprehensive history of the whale's turbulent and always controversial relationship with humankind.

Review: The shadowy figure of Leviathan has haunted the dreams of humans for millennia, figuring in the folklore, literature, and religion of many cultures. Richard Ellis, a noted marine artist and the author of many popular books on oceanographic topics, here offers an in-depth but readily accessible study of the human quest to understand whales--a quest that often found expression in hunting them. The whale road led the ancient Basques, Ellis writes, to cross the Atlantic 500 years before Columbus; it spawned a great New England-based industry that helped the United States to become a seagoing power in the 19th century (and that produced one of America's greatest novels, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick); and it ultimately led to conflicts between nations, as some industrial powers sought to protect the great marine mammals while others continued to hunt them nearly to extinction. Ellis's book is among the finest in the library devoted to cetaceans; he packs an astonishing array of folklore, anthropology, history, and science into these 500 richly illustrated pages (and the photographs and drawings alone are worth the book's price). Noting with regret that "most of the accumulated knowledge of the animals has come from those who have killed them," Ellis overlooks nothing that even remotely touches upon these giants of the deep, and the well-written story that emerges is full of respect and affection for humans and whales alike. --Gregory McNamee

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Men And Whales
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf (1991)
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1991. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9325109

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf (1991)
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1991. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92148582

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf (1991)
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1991. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65500662

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Richard Ellis
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
OwlsBooks
(Toledo, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2733192734

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Richard Ellis
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2786170337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Yankee Clipper Books
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0394558391I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Richard Ellis
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Atlanta Book Company
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0394558391I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ellis, Richard
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Clean Earth Books
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service cant be beat! Tracking included on all orders. Bookseller Inventory # 1QZ9JU00BWIR

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Book Condition: Good. . Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # B16E-00431

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ellis, Richard
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394558391 ISBN 13: 9780394558394
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Acceptable. No dust jacket. Former Library book. Stamped on inside and edges. Writing inside. Bookseller Inventory # L12L-00236

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 44 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book