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    Re: Sperm whale buoyancy.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Mar 21, 21:35 -0000

    Thanks to Robert Eno for respoding to my questions about sperm whales-
    
    | I cannot answer your question, however, I would like to direct a
    fellow bibliophile to a fascinating book about the sperm whale hunt in
    the southern hemisphere seas.
    |
    | "Of Whales and Men" by R.B. Robertson. Highly recommended.
    
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    Response from George-
    
    I agree with Robert's assessment. Indeed, it's a volume that's on my
    own bookshelves, and which I had read with enlightenment and
    enjoyment, many, many years ago.
    
    Robert's recommendation sent me back to it, and I have just reread it,
    with just as must satisfaction as the first time.
    
    It's an account of a whaling expedition from the factory-ship days of
    1951, by the doctor that went with it. A perceptive and affectionate
    account of the strange characters who made such voyages, and of their
    unpleasant trade. No details of the whales to answer my own questions,
    but thanks to Robert for reminding me about it.
    
    I have many books on my shelves which give a romantic picture of
    whaling from small boats, but no others on industrial-scale whaling.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
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