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Sea of Slaughter

Mowat, Farley

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ISBN 10: 0871130130 / ISBN 13: 9780871130136
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, 1984
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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1 This book is in good condition; ex-library with usual stamps and markings. No dustjacket. Some shelfwear. Inside pages are clean with no writing, underlining, or highlighting. Solid study or reading copy but not for collectors. ; 1.6 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 438 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 05UT12-436-036e

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Title: Sea of Slaughter

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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Farley Mowat, bestselling author of Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing, and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, calls Seal of Slaughter his most important work...a book he felt compelled to write after witnessing the drastic decline in the rich diversity of wildlife along the Northeastern seaboard.

Farley Mowat does not tell of the extinction of one species. His unforgettable narrative tells of the devastation of all different types of animal life from a region where the forests once teemed with game, where the fish could be scooped up with baskets...and where the Eskimo curlew fell in clouds of thousands to sportsmen who used them for target practice before turning their guns to clay pigeons.

With his unique storytelling gift, Farley Mowat details why some creatures, such as the gentle penguin-like great auk, have vanished forever. And he astounds us with his account of the killing that continues--of wolf and whale, seal and bear, fish and fowl. Monumental in scope, chilling in its impact, Sea of Slaughter is a warning, a vision, and a powerful testament for preserving the living grandeur fast disappearing from our world.
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"A hymn and a plea for life, yet also a symphony of death...a caring, compassionate, prophetic vision...as Farley Mowat shows so well, there are no more excuses."
-The Globe and Mail

"In this masterpiece, Canada's most beloved naturalist-author is as angry about the assult on the living sea as Rachel Carson was about the land in Silent Spring."
-Roger Tory Peterson

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