Sea of Slaughter

Sea of Slaughter

Book - 1996
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With the dedicated reasearch and highly readable prose that are his hallmarks, Farley Mowat painstakingly recounts the grim fate of the wildlife of the North Atlantic seaboard after the arrival of European man. This "howl of outrage" (Kirkus) chronicles how whales, once one of the most complex and stable life forms on Earth, became virtually eradicated; how great auks, numbering the hundreds of millions, were driven extinct; how creatures as diverse as walruses and seals, cod and cormorants, nearly suffered the same fate.
Publisher: Shelburne, Vt. : Chapters, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9781576300190
Branch Call Number: 333.95413 MOWAT 1996
Characteristics: 446 pages ; 23 cm


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A kind of non-human history of North America. Mowat traces the stories of various animal species (and the destruction thereof) from their abundance before the arrival of white settlers to their present-day state. The book is carefully and exhaustively detailed to provide the reader with a sense of the magnitude, diversity, and beauty of North America's wildlife and the sheer tragedy of its fate. There is no beating around the bush here. Highly recommended.


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