Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America [Audiobook] download free by Eric Jay Dolin

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Audiobook download free by Eric Jay Dolin
  • Listen audiobook: Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
  • Author: Eric Jay Dolin
  • Release date: 2008/6/3
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780393331578
  • Rating: 7.34 of 10
  • Votes: 843
  • Review by: Aylin Sanderson
  • Review rating: 7.6 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/9
  • Duration: 6H28M27S in 256 kbps (102.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WMA, MP3, Apple Lossless, WAV, AU, FLAC (compression ZIP, ARC, RAR, CHM)
  • Total pages original book: 512
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 30M4S (8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The epic history of the 'iron men in wooden boats' who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. 'To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme,' Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry-from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Economic History, Wildlife: Aquatic Creatures, Aquaculture & Fish-farming: Practice & Techniques, Industry & Industrial Studies, History Of The Americas
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x211x33mm
  • Weight: 400g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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