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A Voyage To The Arctic In The Whaler Aurora

Author : David Moore Lindsay
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Genre : Travel
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"A Voyage to the Arctic in the Whaler Aurora" by David Moore Lindsay. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Whaling Will Never Do For Me

Author : Briton Cooper Busch
ISBN : 9780813150611
Genre : History
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"I just begin to find out that whaling will never do for me and have determined to leave the ship here if possible." That sentiment, expressed by a foremast hand aboard the ship Caroline in 1843, is one shared by many of the whalemen in this fascinating book. Interest in Herman Melville's Moby Dick has contributed to a substantial literature on the history and lore of the industry. But not until now has the vast body of surviving whaleship logs and journals been used to paint an encompassing picture of the difficult but colorful life aboard nineteenth-century American whaling vessels. Briton Cooper Busch, author of a definitive history of the American sealing industry, in this book only incidentally discusses the actual chase for whales. His focus instead is the life of whalemen at sea, and particularly the harsh discipline that kept men aboard through long and often dispiriting years. Busch depicts the complex social world aboard ship, defining and detailing such issues as crime and punishment, competing racial elements, the social distance between officers and men, sexual behavior, and the role of women aboard ships. For oppressed, discouraged, or simply bored whalemen, several escapes existed, from the rarest of all mutiny through labor protests of various types, to individual desertion or appeal to an American consul abroad. To each of these topics Busch devotes a chapter. He also provides glimpses of those occasional moments of relief such as a Fourth of July celebration and such somber moments as a death at sea. Fascinating details and original quotations from individual whalemen make this book more than a study of general trends. For anyone with even a casual interest in whaling, it is indispensable.

The War Against The Seals

Author : Briton Cooper Busch
ISBN : 0773506101
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Concentrates on the fur seals of the Bering Sea and the harp seals of the Newfoundland hunt. Reveals the consequences of an industry's killing of more than 50,000,000 seals in a century and a half.

Piano Man

Author : Charles Beauclerk
ISBN : 9780857200129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits at the keyboard are legion. Yet Ogdon was a man of extremes and it was this very extremity, while the source of much of his gift, that also led to appalling suffering. Here was a man whose feelings were inexpressibly deep and often tormenting, and Ogdon's glory days, following his coveted Tchaikovsky prize in 1962, came to a sudden end in 1973 when he suffered a severe mental breakdown which led to his being certified insane and made patient of the Court of Protection. Over the course of several harrowing years Ogdon would spend large periods of time in and out of psychiatric wards and halfway houses. The drugs and treatments prescribed sometimes affected his coordination, and his reputation suffered as a result. Yet Ogdon's commitment to his art remained undimmed, and until the end he drew out performances of tremendous beauty and conviction from the depths of his ravaged heart. In this illuminating biography, Charles Beauclerk explores the life of a brilliantly inspired artist, for whom music was both his cross and his salvation.

Arctic Whalers Icy Seas

Author : William Gillies Ross
ISBN : UOM:39015018385396
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Compilation of first-person accounts from journals and diaries from whaling expeditions to Davis Strait from British ports from 1824 to 1917. Includes much previously unpublished material.

The Arctic Whaling Journals Of William Scoresby The Younger The Voyages Of 1817 1818 And 1820

Author : William Scoresby
ISBN : 0904180956
Genre : History
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This is the third and final volume in the set of William Scoresby's journals. It contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages 1817, 1818 and 1820 and includes detailed descriptions of his landings. The Introduction to this volume contains a major reappraisal of Scoresby's role, especially in regard to his alleged mistreatment by John Barrow, Second Secretary of the Admiralty. The volume also contains an appendix by Fred M. Walker on the building of wooden whaleships such as the Baffin that were capable of routine ice navigation under sail as far north as 80°N, based on Scoresby's account, as Owners' Representative, at the beginning of the 1820 journal.

A History Of World Whaling

Author : Daniel Francis
ISBN : UVA:35007002457889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Report Of The International Whaling Commission

Author : International Whaling Commission
ISBN : UOM:39015007510434
Genre : Whaling
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ISBN : UOM:39015015746517
Genre : Arctic regions
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Report Of The Commission International Whaling Commission

Author : International Whaling Commission
ISBN : UVA:35007000815138
Genre : Whaling
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