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Publisher Description

“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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2010
March 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
5.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Katie McCammon ,

Beautiful

I loved much of the writing in this book. I wish I would have read Moby Dick prior though. The author brings up Moby Dick and Herman Melville throughout the entirety. But the writing about cetaceans, and our understanding of them, was extremely eloquent and enlightening. What an alien species, that is yet such a close relative. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in biology.

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