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ISBN-10: 0061976202
ISBN-13: 9780061976209
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 02/01/2011
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 1.50" H

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 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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"This singular, magnificent book inspires both awe and shame–awe of the whales, shame of the human species that has tried to destroy them. In the end, Hoare's virtuosic sympathy for his subject makes you believe in the better angels of our nature."–Alex Ross, bestselling author of THE REST IS NOISE
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ISBN-10: 0061976202
ISBN-13: 9780061976209
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publish Date: 02/01/2011
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 1.50" H
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