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The Last Whalers

SKU: 21720


See inside the ancient Lamaleran tribe of hunter-gatherers and whalers, as they are pushed to the brink by the intrusion of our industrial society. With 1,500 members, Lamalerans have survived for hundreds of years on a remote volcanic island in Indonesia, by hunting whales with harpoons made of bamboo. Clark lives with the Lamalerans across three years, and the book follows the stories of multiple families within the tribe.

The New York Times calls this an "immersive, densely reported, and altogether [a] remarkable first book." 

By Doug Bock Clark

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 6.38 x 1.42 x 9.53 inches
  • Product Weight: 1.35 pounds
  • Publisher: John Murray (2019)

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