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In the 1980s, naturalist Dick Russell led the crusade to save the Atlantic striped bass. Now he focuses his energies on the gray whale in this ...Show synopsisIn the 1980s, naturalist Dick Russell led the crusade to save the Atlantic striped bass. Now he focuses his energies on the gray whale in this brilliant mosaic of man's complex relationship with the natural world. 48 b&w photos and 15 maps throughout. of full-color photos.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by...Very Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Signed by the author on the title page, not inscribed to anyone.
Description:Russell, Dick., Simon & Schuster, 2001, c2001, 1st Edition, 1st...Russell, Dick., Simon & Schuster, 2001, c2001, 1st Edition, 1st printing, boards (hard cover), fine with fine dj (as new), 688 pp with notes, sources & index, extensive full color/B&W photographic & other illus., tall 8vo, boldly SIGNED & dated 2001 by the author (no inscription of any kind), ISBN: 0684866080, 'Traces the remarkable story of Charles Melville Scammon, the whaling captain responsible for bringing the gray whale to the brink of extinction after discovering the Baja lagoons in the 1850s. Russell retraces the path of the sea captain-turned-naturalist, from Baja to the Russian Far East, encountering along the way marine biologists who have devoted their lives to studying the gray whale, native peoples who continue to hunt it, and the controversies surrounding the mammal', Marine Biology; Science; Nature; Collectible signed copy.
Description:Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia. 688pp, copiously illustrated...Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia. 688pp, copiously illustrated w/ maps and photos, DJ, 8vo. The path of the Gray Whale's furthest annual migration, human attempts to decimate and then to protect the great whale and the implications of compassion. Near fine. Inscribed by Author.
This book transported me into the world of the gray whale. A liitle long, but I have read it twice and enjoyed it the second time just as much as the first. Magical verbal images and it evokes an appreciation for these amazing mammals.
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