Confederate privateers interdict Yankee whalers.
Confederate privateers interdict Yankee whalers.
Author: Paul Watson
For two months, journalist Heller was aboard the pirate ship the "Farley Mowat" as it stalked its prey--a Japanese whaling fleet. Now, Heller chronicles this hair-raising journey, whose mission was to stop illegal whaling in the stormy, remote seas off Antarctica. 288.
For two months, journalist Heller was aboard the pirate ship the "Farley Mowat" as it stalked its prey--a Japanese whaling fleet.
Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Many whaling grounds had been abandoned as operations there had merely
involved a loss , and it was only the high freight rates during the war earned by
floating factories that saved many companies from going bankrupt . Rebuilding
Author: Johan Nicolay Tønnessen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon Laurens de Groot was a detective for the Dutch police, specializing in organized crime and environmental pollution. He was rapidly promoted through the ranks, but became increasingly disillusioned with failed prosecutions and minimal prison sentences. But although as a detective there was little he could do to stop the truly big criminals, there was a more radical option – direct action, not necessarily within the law. Laurens leaves his job, sells up, travels to Australia and joins Sea Shepherd, an international organization protecting marine wildlife. He soon finds himself in the middle of the war against the Japanese whaling fleet operating in the Antarctic whale sanctuary. As the Japanese hunt whales, Laurens and the Sea Shepherd crews hunt them. Their boats are tiny for the wild Southern Ocean, and as well as dealing with the extreme weather they are repeatedly attacked by the Japanese crews and nearly shipwrecked by ice. On one mission, their boat is rammed, cut in two and sunk by a whaling ship. This is war, with no quarter given. Hunting the Hunters is an action-packed and timely account of one man's extraordinary life, as well as an ongoing battle against a powerful nation determined to get its way no matter the cost. It's an important subject, one that a lot of people care about, and as Laurens tells the story in his own words this is a compelling and insightful book.
At War with the Whalers Laurens de Groot. Operation Migaloo came to
encompass more than the protection of whales alone. To me, the campaign ... In
the end, our battle with the whaling fleet saved 500 whales. The Japanese
Institute for ...
Author: Laurens de Groot
Publisher: A&C Black
An antiwhaling expedition to the freezing Antarctic takes a violent turn in this powerful novel from bestselling author and sailor David Poyer. After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard's career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard – descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale – accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist. The plan is to sail from Argentina to the stormy Antarctic Sea. There they'll shadow, harass, and expose the Japanese fleet, which continues to kill and process endangered whales in internationally-declared sanctuaries. But everyone aboard Black Anemone has a secret, or something to live down. Her crew—including a beautiful but narcissistic film celebrity, an Afghan War veteran in search of the buzz of combat, and an enigmatic, obsessive captain—will confront hostile whalers, brutal weather, dangerous ice, near-mutiny, and romantic conflict. But no one aboard is prepared for what Nature herself has in store . . . when they're targeted by a massive creature with a murderous agenda of its own. Filled with violence, beauty, and magical evocations of life in the most remote waters on Earth, The Whiteness of the Whale is a powerful adventure by a master novelist.
All we went through.” IVIadsen seized her shoulder. “The storm. Everything. We
spoiled their hunt. Saved whales. We've got them on the run!” Sara studied him,
wiping tears from her weeping eye. He looked manic, and she felt suddenly
Author: David Poyer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Whaling Diplomacy is the only book that addresses all of the substantive issues relating to the conservation of whales through the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It covers the law, policy, science and philosophy at the heart of each element of the debate, discussing how it has developed, the current problems that beset it and what is necessary for the future. Together, all of the issues involved in whaling form a single crucible through which the future of conservation in international environmental law is being debated." "Students of law, politics, environmental economics and philosophy will find this book of great value for its cutting-edge relevance over the three disciplines. Policymakers will also find it of interest for the insight into one of the most controversial conservation debates of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
'Sound of Silence Saves Whales.' New Scientist. December 14: 20. Copley, J. (
2001). 'Hit and Run on the High Seas.' New Scientist. January 27: 14. Jones, N. (
2002). 'Oil Spills Show They Can Stick Around.' New Scientist. October 26: 21.
Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
The whale is at the heart of a guerilla war of resistance that has spread all over
the world : it is the symbol of the ecology ... Around the banner of the movement
to save the whales have gathered ecologists , scientists , educators , entertainers
Roger Ebert awards at least two out of four stars to most of the more than 150 movies he reviews each year. But when the noted film critic does pan a movie, the result is a humorous, scathing critique far more entertaining than the movie itself. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than 200 of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies and minces no words in skewering the offenders. Witness: Armageddon * (1998) --The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense, and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out. The Beverly Hillbillies* (1993)--Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to ninety-three minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have this movie. It's appalling. North no stars (1994)--I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. Police Academy no stars (1984)--It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is. Dear God * (1996)--Dear God is the kind of movie where you walk out repeating the title, but not with a smile. The movies reviewed within I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie are motion pictures you'll want to distance yourself from, but Roger Ebert's creative and comical musings on those films make for a book no movie fan should miss.
... the islanders save some whales and thus avoid a curse that drove everyone off
of a nearby island seventy years ago. ... The movie takes place on the eve of
World War I, on the forbidding and rain-swept island of Bryher, off the southwest ...
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
A whale helps mankind save the rain forests and prevent nuclear war . Great
apes are big mammals . Whales are big mammals . that utterly for granted in
representation . But it doesn't exist before Shakespeare . It doesn't happen in the
Author: Lee Foster Hartman
The Antarctic is one the most hostile natural environments in the world. It is an extraordinary physical space, which changes significantly in shape and size with the passing of the seasons. Politically, it is unique as it contains one of the few areas of continental space not claimed by any nation-state. Scientifically, the continental ice sheet has provided us with vital evidence about the Earth's past climate. In this Very Short Introduction, Klaus Dodds provides a modern account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today. Looking at how the Antarctic has been explored and represented in the last hundred years, Dodds considers the main exploratory and scientific achievements of the region. He explains how processes such as globalization mean that the Antarctic is increasingly involved in a wider circuit of ideas, goods, people, trade, and governance - all of which have an impact on the future of the region. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
By 1912, there were 6 onshore stations, 21 floating factories, and 62 whale
catchers processing over 10,000 whales. ... What saved whales from further
decimation was the intervention of war and the capture by the German navy of
Author: Klaus Dodds
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is a wake-up call for Christians and others. It is a cogent and persuasive call to love God and our neighbors by caring for creation--especially in light of the dramatic climate changes occurring before our eyes. This book is not the final word on the subject, but it is a sincere invitation to examine the scientific evidence for global warming and to respond with individual and collective faithful actions. CONTRIBUTORS: Douglas Allen, Jeffrey K. Greenberg, P. J. Hill, Sir John T. Houghton, A. Duane Litfin, Ben Lowe, Vincent E. Morris, L. Kristen Page, Lindy Scott, Noah J. Toly
4) Higher priorities: save souls, not whales There are many causes in which
Christians can and do involve themselves in the name of the faith. For those who
feel that Christians should express interest in or care for the environment, it is not
Author: Lindy Scott
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change. Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables. Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected scientific studies along the way, Mike Gunter Jr. transports the reader to five famous ecodestinations, from the Galapagos Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, revealing firsthand the increasing threats of climate change. Part travelogue, part current events exposé, with a healthy dose of history, ecology, and politics, these tales of ecoadventure tackle such obstacles head on while fleshing out much-needed personal context to perhaps society’s greatest threat of all. “Gunter takes us to the far corners of the globe to understand the lived experience of climate change. More than a travelogue, Tales of an Ecotourist explains how getting outside—out of our houses, immediate surroundings, and comfort zones—can awaken all of us to the realities and urgency of a warming world. This is a rich, beautifully written, and compelling book.” — Paul Wapner, author of Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism “In Tales of an Ecotourist Mike Gunter Jr. takes you on a remarkable journey, both figuratively and literally, as he recounts his experiences visiting some of the most amazing places on our planet. As a genuine, true-to-principles ecotourist, he has an important lesson for us: If we are to veer from our current path of global environmental degradation, we will have to come to appreciate firsthand its remarkable wonder and beauty.” — Michael E. Mann, coauthor of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy
... that as the brutal Nazi demagogue Adolf Hitler marched across Europe, his
atrocious acts actually saved whales. During World War II, for the first time in over
thirty years, whaling ships withdrew from the Southern Ocean.43 They were ...
Author: Mike Gunter Jr.
Publisher: SUNY Press
Once hunted by whalers and now the darling of ecotourists, the gray whale has become part of the culture, history, politics, and geography of Mexico's most isolated region. After the harvesting of gray whales was banned by international law in 1946, their populations rebounded; but while they are no longer hunted for their oil, these creatures are now chased up and down the lagoons of southern Baja California by whalewatchers.This book uses the biology and politics associated with gray whales in Mexican waters to present an unusual case study in conservation and politics. It provides an inside look at how gray whale conservation decisions are made in Mexico City and examines how those policies and programs are carried out in the calving grounds of San Ignacio Lagoon and Magdalena Bay, where catering to ecotourists is now an integral part of the local economy. More than a study of conservation politics, Dedina's book puts a human face on wildlife conservation. The author lived for two years with residents of Baja communities to understand their attitudes about wildlife conservation and Mexican politics, and he accompanied many in daily activities to show the extent to which the local economy depends on whalewatching."It is ironic," observes Dedina, "that residents of some of the most isolated fishing villages in North America are helping to redefine our relationship with wild animals. Americans and Europeans brought the gray whale population to the brink of extinction. The inhabitants of San Ignacio Lagoon and Magdalena Bay are helping us to celebrate the whales' survival." By showing us how these animals have helped shape the lifeways of the people with whom they share the lagoons, Saving the Gray Whale demonstrates that gray whales represent both a destructive past and a future with hope.
Faced with a nation devastated by war , government officials promoted the
development of Mexico for Mexicans . With respect to conservation , what was
unknown could not be saved . In Baja California , whales and a wide range of
Author: Serge Dedina
Owning Our Mentor uphold the conclusion of dolphin healers A Land Full of Nuts
Horace Dobbs , Patricia Saint John , and Joan Ocean who espouse an " energy
field " Before the save - the - whale movement surrounding cetaceans that is so ...
Category: Animal communication
And at Nantucket not much had been saved . When the war began , the island
had a little over 150 vessels . In 1784 only two or three old hulks remained . 65 Of
the rest 134 had been captured or destroyed by the English and fifteen more had
Author: Walter Sheldon Tower
Most importantly this ship, her chivalrous captain and international crew saved
thousands of whales and prevented the extinction of two species — the
mysterious Bowhead and the peaceful California Gray whale. War has never
been a ...
Category: Animal welfare
In order to save the nation , General MacArthur permitted Japanese whalers to
sail to the Antarctic . In April 1947 , the Tsukiji Central Fish Market in Tokyo
received the catch of Antarctic whales for the first time since the war . The factory
ship of ...
Author: Masayuki Komatsu
... great benefits whaling has been to commerce , of the discoveries by masters in
their searches for new grounds , of the fields opened for the missionaries , of the
men rescued from danger and bondage , etc . , etc . ? Up to the time of the war ...
Category: New England
... whaling has been to commerce , of the discoveries by masters in their
searches for new grounds , of the fields opened for the missionaries , of the men
rescued from danger and bondage , etc. , etc. ? Up to the tiine of the war , and
perhaps till ...
Category: New England
1918 oil in barrels was sold on the basis of £62 10s. per ton for No. 0/1. It was the
high freights created by the war that saved, number of Norwegian whaling
companies from ruin. As a instance of the enormous reduction in the number of