WHALING DAYS by Carol Carrick

WHALING DAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A brief but admirably lucid survey of whaling's rise and decline, from 11th-century Basque fishermen to the present. Carrick details the industry's expansion as technology grew more sophisticated and species were depleted, describing different whale characteristics that affected whaling practices and marketable commodities, as well as the work and hardships aboard a ship. The cruelty attending a whale's death is evident but not emphasized; Carrick ends with a quiet plea for preservation. Frampton's powerful woodcuts, dramatic black touched with soft earth colors, make a splendid complement. Their vigor and traditional manner are especially appropriate to the subject; handsomely stylized, they're also strongly evocative of the whales, the sea, and the time. A beautiful, richly informative book. Glossary; index. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7+)

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1993
ISBN: 0-395-50948-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1993




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