The Last Whalers

Author: Doug Bock Clark
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316390631
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A New York Times Notable Book and Finalist for the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Best Travel Book Award In this "immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable first book [with] the texture and color of a first-rate novel" (New York Times), journalist Doug Bock Clark tells the epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers and the threats posed to a tribe on the brink. "An amazing account . . . Spectacular and deeply empathetic." --Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm. "A monumental achievement." --Mitchell Zuckoff, 13 Hours. "A true work of art . . . Lyrically written and richly observed." --Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods. "An extraordinary feat of reportage and illumination." --Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams. "Remarkable, gorgeously written." --Bronwen Dickey, Pit Bull. On a volcanic island in the Savu Sea so remote that other Indonesians call it "The Land Left Behind" live the Lamalerans: a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who are the world's last subsistence whalers. They have survived for half a millennium by hunting whales with bamboo harpoons and handmade wooden boats powered by sails of woven palm fronds. But now, under assault from the rapacious forces of the modern era and a global economy, their way of life teeters on the brink of collapse. Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, one of a handful of Westerners who speak the Lamaleran language, lived with the tribe across three years, and he brings their world and their people to vivid life in this gripping story of a vanishing culture. Jon, an orphaned apprentice whaler, toils to earn his harpoon and provide for his ailing grandparents, while Ika, his indomitable younger sister, is eager to forge a life unconstrained by tradition, and to realize a star-crossed love. Frans, an aging shaman, tries to unite the tribe in order to undo a deadly curse. And Ignatius, a legendary harpooner entering retirement, labors to hand down the Ways of the Ancestors to his son, Ben, who would secretly rather become a DJ in the distant tourist mecca of Bali. Deeply empathetic and richly reported, The Last Whalers is a riveting, powerful chronicle of the collision between one of the planet's dwindling indigenous peoples and the irresistible enticements and upheavals of a rapidly transforming world.

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The Last Whalers The Life Of A Vanishing Tribe In The Land Left Behind

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The Last Whaler

Author: Capt. Nicholas Stevensson Karas
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452075297
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Capt. Nicholas Karas is both an ichthyologist and journalist. Throughout his life he has been intimate with the marine scene. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. After four years in the Navys amphibious forces during the Korean Conflict he attended St. Lawrence and Johns Hopkins universities, where he majored in the biological sciences, and Syracuse University, where he received his masters degree in journalism. He joined the staff of True magazine, then Argosy magazine as outdoors editor. For nearly a decade after being associated with magazines, he became a fulltime freelance writer, traveling throughout the world and produced more than 500 major magazine features. Settling down, for 25 years, Karas became the staff outdoors columnist for Newsday (New York) and wrote more than 3,500 columns, then followed by 10 years as a freelance columnist for the N.Y. Times and several major magazines. Hunky is his first novel. Befriended years ago by James Michener, Karas asked him what to write about. He answered, write about what you know best. Hunky was the result. Hunky, is the story of two families who lived on opposite sides of the continental divide high in the Carpathian Mountains in 19th century eastcentral Europe. It spans three generations and a hundred years in their plight to escape more than a thousand years of oppression and servitude. Kurkis Reviewdescribed Karas uses of a unique journalistic genre, an adroit blend of history, biography, autobiography and fiction, that traces their Americanization in the coals mines and steel mills of Pennsylvania and the shoe factories of New York. The Last Whaler reveals Karas intense relationship with the sea. He has held his captains license for 30 years and regularly fished the off shore waters of Long Island. Few other waters have missed the cut of his keel. Karas and his wife Shirley live at the edge of land at Orient Point, N.Y.

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Author: Doug Bock Clark
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316492264
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The epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers and the threats posed to a tribe on the brink, with extraordinary praise from a chorus of New York Times bestselling authors: "I absolutely loved this magnificent book." --Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm. "A monumental achievement." --Mitchell Zuckoff, 13 Hours. "An extraordinary feat of reportage and illumination." --Leslie Jamison, The Recovering. "From the very first lines, I was riveted." --Robert Moor, On Trails. "A true work of art . . . Lyrically written and richly observed." --Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods. "Intimate and moving." --Francisco Cantú, The Line Becomes a River. "Remarkable, gorgeously written." --Bronwen Dickey, Pit Bull. On a volcanic island in the Savu Sea so remote that other Indonesians call it "The Land Left Behind" live the Lamalerans: a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who are the world's last subsistence whalers. They have survived for half a millennium by hunting whales with bamboo harpoons and handmade wooden boats powered by sails of woven palm fronds. But now, under assault from the rapacious fores of the modern era and a global economy, their way of life teeters on the brink of collapse. Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, one of a handful of Westerners who speak the Lamaleran language, lived with the tribe across three years, and he brings their world and their people to vivid life in this gripping story of a vanishing culture. Jon, an orphaned apprentice whaler, toils to earn his harpoon and provide for his ailing grandparents, while Ika, his indomitable younger sister, is eager to forge a life unconstrained by tradition, and to realize a star-crossed love. Frans, an aging shaman, tries to unite the tribe in order to undo a deadly curse. And Ignatius, a legendary harpooner entering retirement, labors to hand down the Ways of the Ancestors to his son, Ben, who would secretly rather become a DJ in the distant tourist mecca of Bali. Deeply empathetic and richly reported, The Last Whalers is a riveting, powerful chronicle of the collision between one of the planet's dwindling indigenous peoples and the irresistible enticements and upheavals of a rapidly transforming world.

When The Whalers Were Up North

Author: Dorothy Eber
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773514218
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A history and description of the times when whalers mingled with the Inuit, told by the Inuits themselves

Southampton

Author: Mary Cummings
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439633738
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Settled in 1640 by a group of Puritans from Massachusetts, Southampton, NY, changed very little until the railroad line from New York City reached the village in 1870. Then, with daily trains traveling east, wealthy New Yorkers were amazed to discover a bucolic backwater just hours away. By the turn of the century, Southampton was ranked among the most fashionable resorts on the East Coast. Over 200 photographs, many rare and previously unpublished, illustrate the changes that came to agrarian Southampton as successive waves of summer residents arrived, first to stay in farmhouses refurbished as boarding houses, then building their own sprawling summer “cottages.” Drawn from local historical archives and private collections, these images will show how small-town life continued over the years in a place now world-renowned for its exclusive clubs, grand mansions, and celebrity residents.

Last Whale

Author: Chris Pash
Editor: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781921696190
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At the end of the 1970s, one young reporter bears witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, this incisive account tells the very human story of the characters and events that brought whaling to an end. This fair and balanced account portrays the raw adventure of going to sea, the perils of being a whaler, and the commitment that leads activists to throw themselves into the path of an explosive harpoon. Accompanied by a wonderful photographic record of the time, this is the action-packed history of a town reliant on whaling dollars pitted against a determined band of protesters.

The Great Fog And Other Weird Tales

Author: H. F. Heard
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434473945
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"The first story (which appeared in Harper's) has to do with the gradual growth of a fog that eventually covers the world and completely changes the lives of all nations. Other stories concern a bird colony in Antarctica; a psychologist and anthropologist exchanging bodies and experiencing each other's physical forms; a spinster making a rite of her preparations for suicide in case of the invasion of Britain and having her plans changed by a birth; an antiquarian delving into a religious mystery that can never be credited; a cat stalks a man who had planned a murder; adult night terrors stem from childhood torture; a murder is traced through exploration of coincidences and scientific possibilities ..." Kirkus Reviews website.