To Save a Whale. First Canadian Edition

HUNTER, Robert. To Save a Whale. Text : Robert Hunter; photography: Rex Weyler; Introduction: Paul Spong. San Francisco : Douglas & McIntyre, (1978). First American Edition. Pp 119,(1). Double column. Illustrated with numerous b/w photos, many full page. Oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers. Robert Lorne 'Bob' Hunter (b. October 13, 1941, St. Boniface, Manitoba – d. May 2, 2005, Toronto) journalist, author, Environmentalist and Greenpeace co-founder. This is the early history of Greenpeace in words and and photos, as it takes direct action to prevent the slaughter of the whales in the Pacific Ocean. "It all began with a Canadian mission to stop the underground nucleartesting at Amchitka in the Aleutians in the summer of 1971. That voyage se rved to focus world attention on the hazards of nuclear testing and broughttogether the nucleus of a group called Greenpeace which came, in time, to be a remarkably effective pressure group against the slaughter of whales inthe Pacific Ocean. In the summer of 1975 a Greenpeace crew set out on an e ighty-foot halibut seiner to confront the Russian whaling fleet off the coast of California. Their most successful tactic was to piace their Zodiac rubber boats between tne Russian killer boats and the fleeing whales, forcingthe harpooners either to hold their fire or risk hitting one of the Greenp eace crew. Because of their successes that summer, the group could send outa retired minesweeper as well as the seiner for the campaign of 1976. And by the summer of 1977, the Greenpeace message was being heard around the world. This is the story of the voyages of Greenpeace and of the whales they came to know, to love, to respect . . ." - from rear cover. Light wear to covers, remains of bookplate on first page, else very good. 18.00

Title: To Save a Whale. First Canadian Edition

Author Name: HUNTER, Robert SPONG, Paul (introduction) WEYLER, Rex (photography)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Chronicle Books, Douglas & McIntyre, 1978, ISBN:0888941889:

Seller ID: 115115