Whaling Days by Carol Carrick

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Describes the golden age of American whaling by tracing the history of the whaling industry from hunting in Colonial America to present day regulation and conservation efforts.
 

About Carol Carrick

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Carol Carrick was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 20, 1935. She received a degree in advertising art from Hofstra University in 1957. After college, she worked as a layout and mechanical artist at several New York advertising agencies and at Coronet magazine. Her first book, The Old Barn, was published in 1966 and was primarily a vehicle for her husband Donald F. Carrick's illustrations. They collaborated on 37 books before his death in 1989 including Sleep Out, Ben and the Porcupine, Two Very Little Sisters, and Stay Away from Simon. She wrote nine more books after that including Mothers Are Like That and The Polar Bears Are Hungry, which were illustrated by her son Paul. She died due to complications from a stroke on June 6, 2013 at the age of 78. No Bio
 
Published March 22, 1993 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Carrick details the industry's expansion as technology grew more sophisticated and species were depleted, describing different whale characteristics that affected whaling practices and marketable commodities, as well as the work and hardships aboard a ship.

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In a starred review, PW said that this mini-history of whales and whaling is ""meticulous in all respects.

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Meticulous in all respects, this mini-history of whales and whaling (primarily 19th-century American whaling) combines substantial information and evocative illustrations that call to mind scrimshaw pieces on a larger scale.

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