At a glance:
- Author: Farley Mowat
- First Published: 1972
- Type of Work: Natural history and autobiography
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Nature, Canada or Canadians, Government, Ecology, Environment or environmental health, Whales or whaling, Natural history
- Locales: United States, Canada, North America
A Whale for the Killing presents a time when Mowat was forced to stand up to the people among whom he had chosen to live, people whom he had admired for their rugged individualism, their tenacity in the face of nature’s harshness, and their refusal to give in to adversity. In his attempts to force the townspeople of Burgeo, Newfoundland, to rescue a stranded eighty-ton fin whale, he learns that not everyone has the same reverence for nature as he and his wife and that the Canadian government is less concerned about protecting its natural heritage than it is...
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