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WATSON, Norman. The Dundee Whalers : 1750-1914 . (East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland): Tuckwell Press, (2003). Pp. [i]-viii,(4),-204, + 24 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated yellowish card covers with pale green spine. "Forty Dundee whalers lie beneath the Arctic whaling grounds, crushed by ice. Imprisoned ships offered only a watery grave or a terrible ordeal. One man kept his frostbitten toes in his pocket. The clothes of men who fell dead from scurvy were taken by the men who followed them. Crews were driven to these limits of human endurance because whaling was as profitable as it was dangerous. [This volume] provides the first comprehensive study ofBritain's foremost whaling port, charting its humble beginnings, its exhil arting heyday and eventual decline as whales were hunted nearly to extinction." - from rear cover. Vg. 22.50
Title: Dundee Whalers : 1750-1914. pbk.
Publisher: Tuckwell Press, East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland, 2003, ISBN:1862322074:
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