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A Whale for the Killing


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ISBN 10: 0771065701 / ISBN 13: 9780771065705
Published by McClelland and Stewart, JD3819, 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. A NEAR FINE book ( neat gift inscription to half title page; trace of offset, not scar, from taped jacket protector) in NEAR FINE ( one small closed tear) crisp jacket. A very tight copy, read once , if at all. "In 1967,a rare Fin whale became trapped in a salt water lagoon near Burgeo and fell victim to man's most shameful weakness-killing.". Bookseller Inventory # JD3819

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Title: A Whale for the Killing

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, JD3819

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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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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Farley Mowat is one of the world's foremost nature writers and conservationists. He is the author of 39 books, including Never Cry Wolf, Sea of Slaughter, and The Snow Walker. He and his wife, Claire Mowat, divide their time between Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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