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natural history of the whale

Matthews, L. Harrison

natural history of the whale

by Matthews, L. Harrison

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Published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cetacea.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementL. Harrison Matthews.
    SeriesThe World naturalist
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.C4 M315 1978b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination219 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4297173M
    ISBN 100297774433
    LC Control Number78325451

    The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum's main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road. The museum is home to life Director: Michael Dixon. The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: to Which Is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage, in Which the Author Was Personally Engaged (Paperback) Published by Hardpress Publishing, N/A ().

    The largest creature ever known to have existed on Earth is the present-day blue whale. Today's blue whale is even larger than its prehistoric ancestors, reaching a total length of 30 m ( ft.) and a weight of t ( tn.). Adult female blue whales are larger than adult males. The blue whale's heart alone is the size of a small car! The Great Sperm Whale: A Natural History of the Ocean's Most Magnificent and Mysterious Creature: Richard Ellis: Books -

    About this book. Hope is the new icon of the Natural History Museum, a stunning tonne, 25 metre-long blue whale skeleton whose presence has transformed Hintze Hall. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre.


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The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: To which is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage, in which the Author was Personally Engaged Thomas Beale out of 5 stars 3Author: Thomas BEALE. The ship's surgeon Thomas Beale () wrote a short account in of his experiences in the 'whale fishery' and in particular of the natural history and ecology of the sperm whale.

Inhe followed this up with a longer account of the anatomy and physiology of the whale, its habits and its food, and the valuable spermaceti and ambergris which made it one of the most prized catches /5(3).

The Natural History of the Sperm Whale. to Which Is Added, a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage - Scholar's Choice Edition Paperback – Febru by Thomas Beale (Author)/5(3). The ship's surgeon Thomas Beale (–49) wrote a short account in of his experiences in the 'whale fishery' and in particular of the natural history and ecology of the sperm whale.

Inhe followed this up with a longer account of the anatomy and physiology of the whale, its habits and its food, and the valuable spermaceti and ambergris which made it one of the most prized catches in the industry. The natural history of the whale by Matthews, L.

Harrison Published by Columbia University Press in New :   The Great Sperm Whale: A Natural History of the Ocean's Most Magnificent and Mysterious Creature by Richard Ellis (University Press of Kansas )() is a fine book for one who seeks to increase his knowledge of what may be the wisest beings on our planet.

It reads at times like a novel, yet it is densely packed with interesting and often arcane information/5. The natural history of the whale.

[L Harrison Matthews] -- Describes each known species of whale and discusses recent discoveries about the physiology and behavior of natural history of the whale book. Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus Orca in British Columbia and Washington The second edition of this bestselling book presents updated results of over twenty-five years of killer whale research in British Columbia and Washington/5(12).

Download book Download PDF Download All Download JPEG Download Text The Natural history of the whale: with an account of the whale fishery, and of the perils attending its prosecution.

The natural history of the whale. [L Harrison Matthews] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Book: All Authors / Contributors: L Harrison Matthews. Find more information about: ISBN: The Smithsonian Libraries opened its new exhibition "Whales: From Bone to Book" in the National Museum of Natural History on This exhibition is a joint production of the Libraries and the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History.

"Bone to Book" will be on display on the ground floor through April A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, Ahab’s Rolling Sea is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, Richard J.

King examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mids, exploring how and why Melville might have. Journeying through human and natural history, The Whale is the result of his voyage of discovery into the heart of this obsession and the book From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales.4/5.

Page - Thus the heart and aorta of the spermaceti whale appeared prodigious, being too large to be contained in a wide tub, the aorta measuring a foot in diameter. When we consider these as applied to the circulation, and figure to ourselves that probably ten or fifteen gallons of blood are thrown out at one stroke, and moved with an immense velocity through a tube of a foot in diameter.

The natural history of the sperm whale. To which is added, A sketch of a South-sea whaling voyage. The natural history of the sperm whale. To which is added, A sketch of a South-sea Pages: Killer Whales (), written by killer whale experts John Ford, Graeme Ellis, and Ken Balcomb, provides an overview of the three "eco-types" of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest: the offshore, transient (mammal-eating), and resident (fish-eating) populations, with a focus on the latter type - transients are covered in the companion book Transients (), by the first two authors of this by: Studying natural history is about discovering objects in the natural world and translating their meaning into scientific knowledge.

Whales—From Bone to Book, a Smithsonian Libraries exhibition located in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, traces the fascinating journey of how Smithsonian scientists study the largest and most.

And natural history books don't have to be boring. I also felt like there were a lot of tugs at the heart strings about the plights of the whales that weren't really fleshed out.

However, if you get the edition shown, the illustrations of the whales with the constellations that begin each chapter This book was exactly what it claimed to be: the /5(21). The Natural History of the Whale by Matthews, Lh at - ISBN - ISBN - Columbia University Press - - Softcover.

Although there is no shortage of guidebooks that focus on cetacean species, Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide gives homage to the diversity of this taxonomic group through its large page size, ample species-specific illustrations, and efficiently organized authoritative text This book gathers together.

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General remarks on the economy of the whale. Early history of the British Whale Fishery. Dangers attending ditto. The Natural History of the Sperm Whale by Thomas Beale A trained surgeon, Beale sailed on a whaling ship, became fascinated by sperm whales, and provided the first accurate account of their physiology.

His book served as a very strong source of “inspiration” for Melville, who lifted several passages directly from it.