Gigantic Losses

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Science  24 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5901, pp. 531
DOI: 10.1126/science.1166929

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Harpoon Into the Heart of Whaling. By Andrew Darby. Da Capo (Perseus), Cambridge, MA, 2008. 320 pp. $25, C$26.95, £14.99. ISBN 9780306816291. Paper, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia, 2007. A$29.95. ISBN 9781741146110.

Darby's account of commercial whaling and efforts to save decimated cetacean populations highlights anti-whaling activists and controversies swirling around the International Whaling Commission.