The whale: in search of the giants of the sea

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“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.”

—Mark Kurlansky

 

The Whaleby Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in similar bestselling waters asCod andThe Secret Life of Lobsters. Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction,The Whale is a lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea—the remarkable mammals that we human beings have long been fascinated with, fromMoby Dick to Free Willy. Bestselling author and naturalist Bernd Heinrich calls it, “a moving and extraordinary book,” and Hoare’s sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight whale and wildlife aficionados, lovers of the sea and sea stories, as well as the socially and environmentally conscious reader.

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"Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir."

—Mark Kurlansky

The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in similar bestselling waters as Cod and The Secret Life of Lobsters. Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, The Whale is a lively travelogue through the history, literature, and lore of the king of the sea—the remarkable mammals that we human beings have long been fascinated with, from Moby Dick to Free Willy. Bestselling author and naturalist Bernd Heinrich calls it, "a moving and extraordinary book," and Hoare's sparkling account of swimming with these incredible behemoths will delight whale and wildlife aficionados, lovers of the sea and sea stories, as well as the socially and environmentally conscious reader.

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table_of_contents Soundings -- The passage out -- The sperm whale -- A filthy enactment -- Far away land -- Sealed orders -- The divine magnet -- Very like a while - The correct use of whales -- The whiteness of the whale -- The melancholy whale -- A cold war for the whale -- The whale watch -- The ends of the Earth -- The chase.
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title The whale : in search of the giants of the sea
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