Men and whales by Ellis, Richard

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House, Inc. in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Whaling -- History.,
  • Whales.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [506]-527) and index.

Book details

StatementRichard Ellis.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSH383 .E36 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 542 p. :
Number of Pages542
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1880129M
ISBN 100394558391
LC Control Number90040616

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