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Author Name:    GILL, Crispin BOOKER, Frank SOPER, Tony

Title:   Wreck of the Torrey Canyon. 3rd pr in dj

Publisher:    David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1967, 

Seller ID:   88163

GILL, Crispin, Frank BOOKER, Tony SOPER. The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (October 1967). Third Printing. Pp. (9),10-128, + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Papadakis& Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliograph y : Supplement to the 1980 edition 7381. The authors were uniquely qualified to write this on-the-spot assessment of the Torrey Canyon disaster: besides being journalists, and residents of Cornwall, their backgrounds are in marine affairs and natural history. An immediate and thorough account. Chapters : 1. The Wreck; 2. The Break-Up; 3. The Black Tide [International law -The domestic problem - Previous oil menaces - The Navy's battle - Governme nt action - The hunt for detergents - The alternative measures - The Oil advances - The detergent arrives - Effects of the attack - The Army prepares]; 4. The Battle on the Beaches; 5. The Oil Comes to Brittany [Pollution at Guernsey - Clearing the beaches - The fish market collapses - Fourteen miles of oil]; 6. Effects on Wildlife: Seabird Rescue; 7. Effects on Wildlife: Poison in the Sea; 8. Legal Complications [Legal opinions - Estimating the claims - The inquiries - The captain id blames - The fatal turn - International action - The future]. With Appendix: The Treatment of Oiled Birds. Very good in wrinkled, spine-sunned, unclipped dust jacket. 20.00


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