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Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America, The: Together With an Account of the American Whale-Fishery (California Legacy Book) epub ebook

by Charles Melville Scammon

Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America, The: Together With an Account of the American Whale-Fishery (California Legacy Book) epub ebook

Author: Charles Melville Scammon
Category: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Heyday (August 1, 2007)
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 1597140619
ISBN13: 978-1597140614
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 236
Other formats: mbr txt lit lrf


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At the time of the book's original publication, the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reported "no more devoted investigator of the whale .

At the time of the book's original publication, the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reported "no more devoted investigator of the whale and its habits ever existed than Captain Scammon. As the captain of a whaling s Cultural Writing. This volume- reprinted with a new forward by whale expert Dick Russell- has long been a highly regarded classic of natural history writing. At the time of the book's original publication, the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reported "no more devoted investigator of the whale and its habits ever existed than Captain Scammon.

In 1874 he wrote the book The Marine Mammals of the . Scammon, Charles Melville, and David A. Henderson (1970).

In 1874 he wrote the book The Marine Mammals of the North-western Coast of North America, which was a financial failure Scammon was born in Pittston, Maine, on May 28, 1825. In 1850 he sailed for California. ISBN 978-0-486-21976-9. Journal aboard the bark Ocean Bird on a whaling voyage to Scammon’s Lagoon, winter of 1858-59. Los Angeles: Dawson’s Book Shop. Russell, Dick; Given, Eben (2004).

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by Charles Melville Scammon. This reprint of a 19th century classic of American zoological study and the single most important historical work on marine mammals of the West Coast. Scammon sets out to give readers detailed technical information about different species of marine mammals. Though he does this with the eye of a whaler out to hunt these animals, his descriptions strangely have all of the playfulness and sensitivity of a naturalist.

This volume-reprinted with a new foreword by whale expert Dick Russell-has long been a highly regarded classic of natural history writing.

The Gray Whale’s enemies tend to be smaller than them too, including .

The Gray Whale’s enemies tend to be smaller than them too, including smaller whales like orcas.

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Eclectic historic science and art images from rare books and prints

The Marine Mammals of the North-Western Coast of North America' by Charles Melville Scammon, Right whale of the North East coast (Balaena sieboldii, Gray. The Whaling Naturalist. Eclectic historic science and art images from rare books and prints. Right whale of the North East coast (Balaena sieboldii, Gray. Flickr - Photo Sharing! More information. Whaling - The practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone. Whales were hunted for their multiple uses. Before petroleum, the primary material used to light our homes was whale oil.

A reintroduction to the first detailed written account of whales and pinnipeds

This volume--reprinted with a new foreword by whale expert Dick Russell--has long been a highly regarded classic of natural history writing. Until this book's publication in 1872, whales, dolphins, and other sea mammals were among the least known of the larger animals of North America. As the captain of a whaling ship, Scammon closely observed and made detailed measurements of the animals he was tracking. Despite the lack of sophisticated tools, Scammon was able to gather vital information, much of which has been confirmed by contemporary science. Russell, in his foreword, details the evolution of Scammon's attitude from that of a whaler and profiteer to a pioneer conservationist with respect and admiration for the animals he studied.

Reviews (5)
Aloo
I don't care for the binding or the font all that much, but the narrative is incredible. The science is probably often wrong, but the historical importance cannot be exaggerated. To some extent, I suppose, this is where west coast (US) marine biology began.

CopamHuk
The title of this book says it all. It describes the characteristics and habits of all known marine mammals species known on the Pacific Coast of North American by perhaps the most expert observer - a former Whaler! Renouncing his former career in retirement, he describes a rich group of mammals, many of whom are now extinct. Great book!

Molace
This is a great book noting the history of Cetacea by Charles Scammon and the knowledge his work though not popular today is an accurate account and description of whaling and anatomy/physiology which would be considered a longer process today.

Yozshunris
This is a fantastic book and came well packaged. Except for a few dog eared corners and a found receipt, I could hardly tell it was a used book. The contents are fascinating and still timely in the biological sense.

Siramath
great

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