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Hunted Whale

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ISBN-10: 0393069125

ISBN-13: 9780393069129

Edition: 2014

Authors: James Mcguane

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The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail. Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt was a relatively even contest, as can be seen in the frail construction of the whale boat that was “beached” on the living whale’s back or by the fantastically deformed shapes of surviving harpoons and irons. Many aspects of the sperm whale’s unusual physiology are illustrated here, as are the whaler’s personal belongings: hats, gloves, and scrimshaw—the intricate carvings made from the whale’s teeth.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.12" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

James McGuane is a master photographer and filmmaker as well as a blacksmith and sculptor. His work is frequently informed by things historical and nautical. He divides his time between his home in Greenwich Village, New York City, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.