Whale

Whale One hundred years ago a beached whale would have been greeted by a mob wielding flensing knives today people bring harnesses and boats to help it return to the sea The whale is one of the most awe i

  • Title: Whale
  • Author: Joe Roman
  • ISBN: 9781861892461
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • One hundred years ago, a beached whale would have been greeted by a mob wielding flensing knives today, people bring harnesses and boats to help it return to the sea The whale is one of the most awe inspiring and intelligent animals in nature, sharing a complex relationship with humans that has radically evolved over the centuries Joe Roman offers in Whale a fascinatingOne hundred years ago, a beached whale would have been greeted by a mob wielding flensing knives today, people bring harnesses and boats to help it return to the sea The whale is one of the most awe inspiring and intelligent animals in nature, sharing a complex relationship with humans that has radically evolved over the centuries Joe Roman offers in Whale a fascinating and in depth look at the cultural and natural history of these majestic aquatic mammals.From the Biblical prophet Jonah to Moby Dick to recent discoveries of cetacean songs and culture, Roman examines the whale s role in history, art, literature, commerce, and science Whale features vibrant illustrations, ranging from Stone Age carvings to full color underwater photographs, which vividly bring to life the rich symbolic meanings surrounding the whale Roman also examines the ecological and evolutionary history of the whale as well as contemporary issues of conservation Whale is an engaging volume that will appeal to all those interested in the important role that these kings of the ocean have played in human culture.

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    1. واحد من أجمل إصدارات سلسلة الحيوانات التي أرى أنها من أهم الإضافات للمكتبة العربية المعاصرةإن المميز في هذه السلسلة، وهذا الكتاب بالذات، ليس كمية المعلومات التي يضيفها، وإنما قدرته على إدهاش القارئ وجذب انتباهه من الصفحة الأولى إلى الأخيرة حيث يكتشف القارئ أن الحيوان الذي [...]

    2. عظيم المحتوى كعظمة جسد الحيتانياتجميل و متناسق كجمال ألوان الحيتانيات و تناسقهاسهل و خفيف كخفة و سهولة الحوت و هو يسبح مبهر كوجود شئ يسمى حوتكان من أجمل الكتب التي قرأتها هذه الفترة

    3. I absolutely love the Animal Series books. They are about humanity's relationships with the various animals they cover, rather than being strict biological accounts. They include biological information of course, but alongside history of science and culture that shows how our ideas about the featured animal have evolved over time, and how our relationship with that animal has shaped human history as well as life for that animal.Whale outlines the history of the whale in our culture. What ancient [...]

    4. الحيتان من أعظم مخلوقات الله حجماً و قدراًهذا الكتاب لتذكير البشر بأهمية هذه المخلوقات العظيمة التي عاشت قبل خلق الانسان بملايين السنين و وجودها الأن أصبح في خطر بسبب الانسان و صيده الهمجي. الحيتان دورها لنا كبشر أعظم من كونها حيوانات عادية لأنها كانت البذرة الأولى للثورة [...]

    5. It's a pretty quick read but a great overview of the relationship between humans and whales. Written in layman's terms it doesn't get very scientific and has lots of great pictures in color. Still, it gets the point across of the blatant exploitation of whales that once mirrored our current exploitation of other natural resources. Things have changed for the whale, several species of which came way closer to mass extinction that we're all probably comfortable with (and many are still struggling [...]

    6. The second of this series I've read, and again a really fascinating read. Not a huge amount of depth, obviously, but by covering all aspects of man's relationship with the whale, from cultural impact to the whaling industry, it's a great concise introduction to the subject. I'll admit to being fascinated by whaling, as horrific and heartbreaking as it is. The account here is factual rather than preachy, but there's no disguising the outrage we as a species have wrought on this magnificent animal [...]

    7. A few of the books in this series jumped off the library shelf at me as I sat writing. I'm currently intrigued with the scope, nature, design choices, and production quality of various series. These books appear to be greatly expanded encyclopedia articles: historical, cultural, economic, and environmental aspects of an animal, with illustrations running the gamut as well. At first glance of the spine, I thought these would be taxonomical in nature, but they are much broader.

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