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Author Laist, David W. (David Wallace), 1949- author

Title North Atlantic right whales : from hunted leviathan to conservation icon / David W. Laist
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Rescuing Nantucket; 2. What's in a Name?; 3. Foraging with a Smile; 4. Evolution; 5. The Origin of Whaling; 6. Medieval Whaling in Northern Europe; 7. Ghost Whalers; 8. Basque Whaling in Terranova; 9. The Dawn of International Whaling; 10. A Fitful Start for Colonial Whalers; 11. Long Island Whaling; 12. Cape Cod Whaling; 13. Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cape May; 14. Whaling from the Carolinas to Florida; 15. Estimating Pre-exploitation Population Size; 16. A Second Chance
17. A Dedicated Recovery Program18. Nobody Wants to Hit a Whale; 19. Slow Speed Ahead; 20. Entanglement; 21. Oh, What a Tangled Web; 22. Ten Thousand Right Whales; Appendix; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Northern right whale -- Pictorial works.
Northern right whale -- Conservation.
Northern right whale.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421420996 (electronic bk.)
9781421420998 (electronic bk.)
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