A Whale for the Killing

A Whale for the Killing

by Farley Mowat

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A Whale for the Killing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
stubbyfingers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first 100 pages of this book are pretty much a history of Newfoundland and a history of whaling. The stage thus set, we then move into Mowat's account of what happened when a 70-foot Fin Whale became trapped in a small cove near his tiny Newfoundland town. All together it makes for an amazing, although in no way uplifting, tale, which is really a plea for help for the "whale nation." Written in the early 70's this book is now nearly 40 years out of date, and the information the author provides makes it seem that there must not be any rorquals left in the world today. After finishing this book I immediately went to Wikipedia to assure myself that there are still whales swimming our oceans.