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Author Name:    ASH, Christopher

Title:   Whaler's Eye. First British Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1964, 

Seller ID:   92463

ASH, Christopher. Whaler's Eye. London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1964. First UK Printing. Pp. (10),[11]-136, + 48 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth., silver titles to spine. "[Ash] spent almost twenty seasons whaling in the Antarctic Ocean or on the coast of South Africa. As Chief Chemist he knows the details of work in the factory where the whale becomes wealth; as a photographer he shows us the mixture of beauty and horror on the deck, and the excitement of the chase; as a lover of the whales which he saw killed he tells of their beauty in the water, their intelligence, and the wonderful complexity of their bodies; as a man he discusses the ethics of the slaughter. With a seaman's eye he sees for us the varying shapes of the Antarctic ice, and the myriad birds which he watched so often." - from the dust jacket. Contents: The Living Whale; The Fleet: Factory and Tankers; TheFleet: Freezing Ship, Ferries and Thule; The Fleet: Catchers and Buoy Boat s; Whales: Comparisons and Contrasts; Catching; Working Up; The Whale as Raw Material; Birds; The Whaling Season; Antarctic Ice; Spare Time; A Dialogue; Research; Photography on the Whaling Grounds. Very good in lightly spinenicked, unclipped dust jacket. 40.00


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