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The Whale Book: Whales and Other Marine Animals as Described by Adriaen Coenen in 1584 (Paperback)
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The Whale Book: Whales and Other Marine Animals as Described by Adriaen Coenen in 1584 (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/11/2003
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"The Whale Book" will appeal to all those interested in the natural world and the preservation of threatened marine wildlife, as well as those active in the fields of cultural history, art and the natural sciences. In addition, readers will gain unexpected insights into the experiences of an everyday figure caught up in the events of a turbulent period in Dutch history.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891747
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1152 g
Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"No reviewer can do justice to this eclectic collection."--Seattle Times
"Offers unique insights both in to the marine life of the North Sea in the 16th century and into the myths that, in those days, still held water."--Boston Globe
"This book is one of the year's glorious oddities. Based on the writings and watercolors of 16th-century Dutch beachcomber and autodidact Adriaen Coenen, it reproduces, with lively commentary, what are probably the world's oldest manuscripts on European whales and marine animals."--Discover
"Coenen created a rare collection of early zoological observations, accompanied by a wealth of anecdotes, legends and cultural histories. . . . It gives a fascinating insight, not just into the social life of the period but its popular beliefs--from monsters to mermaids."--BBC History Magazine

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