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A Whale for the Killing

Farley Mowat

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ISBN 10: 0771066007 / ISBN 13: 9780771066009
Published by McClelland and Stewart, 1972, 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. First Canadian. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003562

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Title: A Whale for the Killing

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, 1972

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Canadian

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Synopsis:

Mowat's moving plea, based on actual events, to end commercial hunting of the whale.

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A PLEA TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW...
When an 80-ton Fin Whale became trapped in a Newfoundland lagoon, conservationist Farley Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise. They blasted the whale with rifle fire and hacked open her back with a motorboat propeller. Mowat appealed desperately to the police, to marine biologists, finally to the Canadian press. But it was too late. Ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive wounds, the whale died.

World-renowned for his passionate tales of survival, Farley Mowat wrote his new book to symbolize the plight of all whales preyed on by man for commercial profit. A Whale for the Killing is an urgent, eloquent plea to stop the massacre now...before the entire species is doomed to extinction.

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