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Scottish Arctic Whaling

Author : Chelsey W. Sanger
ISBN : 1906566771
Genre : Whalers (Persons)
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Describes Scotland's 150-year involvement in Arctic bowhead whaling using previously unpublished research from port records and newspaper accounts.
Category: Whalers (Persons)

An Arctic Whaling Diary

Author : George Comer
ISBN : UOM:39015018385404
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Journal of George Comer, master of the American whaling schooner Era.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Ancestors In The Arctic

Author : Malcolm Archibald
ISBN : 9781845027650
Genre : Business & Economics
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Dundee, City of Discovery, is known around the world for its innovation, its jute and music, and its vibrant culture. But the critical role of the city's whaling fleet and the wealth it generated for Dundee for more than a century is less well known. Ancestors in the Arctic is a remarkable collection of photographs from the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, and tells the story of Dundee whaling and the men who sailed the frozen Arctic seas. This was a brutal, dangerous business which required the hardiest of men, prepared to head out to sea in all weathers and in terrible conditions in search of the elusive mammal and in the hope of a profit from whalebone, skins and the whale oil which was essential for the city's jute mills and factories. And as they sailed the dangerous Arctic waters, the ship's captains became well known - including Captain William Adams, who sailed farther north than any other Dundee whaling master and Captain Harry MacKay of Terra Nova and rescuer of the trapped Discovery in 1903. More numerous were the crewmen, the hardworking Dundonians who rowed the whaleboats and manned the ships, and many of whose descendants still live in Dundee. Ancestors in the Arctic tells their remarkable stories as they sailed north, traded with the Inuit and hunted whales across forbidding freezing seas.
Category: Business & Economics

Twentieth Century Shore Station Whaling In Newfoundland And Labrador

Author : Anthony Dickinson
ISBN : 0773528814
Genre : History
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Newfoundland and Labrador has a long history of commercial whaling, beginning in the first half of the sixteenth century when Basque whalers established seasonal stations on the Labrador coast from which to hunt bowheads and North Atlantic right whales. Anthony Dickinson and Chesley Sanger examine the region's modern shore-station industry from its beginnings in 1896 to its peak catch season in 1904 through subsequent cycles of decline and revival until its enforced closure in 1972 by the federal government.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The Arctic

Author : Mark Nuttall
ISBN : 9781136786808
Genre : Reference
File Size : 20.92 MB
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With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an up-to-date interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.
Category: Reference

The Basking Shark In Scotland

Author : Denis Fairfax
ISBN : 1862320942
Genre : Basking shark
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The Basking Shark in Scotland is based on archival sources, early historical works and interviews with surviving shark hunters. This 'gentle giant' of the seas, the largest fish in Scottish waters, is nowadays often in the news as conservationists press for its legal protection. Denis Fairfax provides a full history of the fishery for the shark, its anatomy and its biology. The basking shark's scientific history is treated extensively, including the Loch Ranza specimen featured by Thomas Pennant in his British Zoology. Shark incidents are recounted, including the famous Carradale incident of 1937 when an encounter with a basking shark led to the drowning of three people.
Category: Basking shark

The Mariner S Mirror

Author : Leonard George Carr Laughton
ISBN : UOM:39015081883608
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Whaling And The Hebrides

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ISBN : UCSD:31822037283066
Genre : Whalers (Persons)
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Arctic Bibliography

Author : Arctic Institute of North America
ISBN : UCSD:31822023454010
Genre : Arctic regions
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Category: Arctic regions