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The Resource The whale warriors : on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals, Peter Heller

The whale warriors : on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals, Peter Heller

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The whale warriors : on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals
Title
The whale warriors
Title remainder
on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals
Statement of responsibility
Peter Heller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the crew of the eco-pirate ship the Farley Mowat, any day saving a whale is a good day to die. In The Whale Warriors, veteran adventure writer Peter Heller takes us on a hair-raising journey with a vigilante crew on their mission to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy, remote seas off the forbidding shores of Antarctica. The Farley is the flagship of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and captained by its founder, the radical environmental enforcer Paul Watson. The Japanese, who are hunting endangered whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, in violation of several international laws, know he means business: Watson has sunk eight whaling ships to the bottom of the sea. For two months, Heller was aboard the vegan attack vessel as it stalked the Japanese whaling fleet through the howling gales and treacherous ice off the pristine Antarctic coast. The ship is all black, flies under a Jolly Roger, and is outfitted with a helicopter, fast assault Zodiacs, and a seven-foot blade attached to the bow, called the can opener. As Watson and his crew see it, the plight of the whales is also about the larger crisis of the oceans and the eleventh hour of life as we know it on Earth. The exploitation of endangered whales is emblematic of a terrible overexploitation of the seas that is now entering its desperate denouement. The oceans may be easy to ignore because they are literally under the surface, but scientists believe that the world's oceans are on the verge of total ecosystem collapse. Our own survival is in the balance
Cataloging source
NSL
Dewey number
333.9595
Illustrations
illustrations
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The whale warriors : on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals, Peter Heller
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Free Press, 2007
  • "First published in Australia in 2008" -- Verso t.p
  • Farley Mowat was the flagship of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Contents
Contents: 1. Storm -- 2. Prelude -- 3. The Farley Mowat -- 4. The Good Captain -- 5. Final Preparations -- 6. Salt -- 7. Lifeboat Drill -- 8. Hobart -- 9. Southern Ocean --10. Ghost -- 11. Ice -- 12. The Whale Spoke to Justin -- 13. Uninvited Guest -- 14. Force 7 -- 15. Force 8 -- 16. The Law of the Sea -- 17. Flight -- 18. The Definition of a Pirate -- 19. Among the Penguins -- 20. A Good Day to Die -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 p., [8] p.
Isbn
9780732287320
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps., plates
System control number
(Sirsi) a462098
Label
The whale warriors : on board a pirate ship in the battle to save the world's largest mammals, Peter Heller
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Free Press, 2007
  • "First published in Australia in 2008" -- Verso t.p
  • Farley Mowat was the flagship of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Contents
Contents: 1. Storm -- 2. Prelude -- 3. The Farley Mowat -- 4. The Good Captain -- 5. Final Preparations -- 6. Salt -- 7. Lifeboat Drill -- 8. Hobart -- 9. Southern Ocean --10. Ghost -- 11. Ice -- 12. The Whale Spoke to Justin -- 13. Uninvited Guest -- 14. Force 7 -- 15. Force 8 -- 16. The Law of the Sea -- 17. Flight -- 18. The Definition of a Pirate -- 19. Among the Penguins -- 20. A Good Day to Die -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 p., [8] p.
Isbn
9780732287320
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps., plates
System control number
(Sirsi) a462098

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