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Ahab"s Trade The Saga of South Seas Whaling by G. A. Mawer

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Published by Allen & Unwin .
Written in English


  • Aquaculture & fishing: practice & techniques,
  • Fisheries & related industries,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • History,
  • South Pacific Ocean,
  • Whaling

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages393
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8647497M
ISBN 101864485795
ISBN 109781864485790

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