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Sightings: The Gray Whales' Mysterious Journey

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For 50 million years, the gray whale has evolved along human shores, linking its history with human existence. Ancient and colossal, the gray whale weighs 45 tons and swims 10,000 miles along the West Coast each year from its Alaskan summer feeding grounds to winter birthing lagoons in Baja, Mexico. Proximity and beauty have made the gray whale a mysterious creature in the eyes of humans, sparking scientific wonder as well as many cultural and mythical interpretations. <P>In "Sightings, Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson have crafted a narrative that extends far beyond the two worlds of whales and people. A celebrated Chickasaw writer, Hogan traces the history of hunting whales for subsistence and explains their significance in tribal mythology and songs. Peterson, an acclaimed novelist and nature writer, focuses on the world of science, describing the interconnectedness of animal-human relationships and scientifically reinforcing Hogan&#146; s assertion of the spiritual bond between people and whales. Together, they capture the realms in which the gray whale has become a legend, portraying the wonder--and fragility--of the whale and its environment. <P>"Sightings is a story of tribal people, scientific researchers, fishermen, and the everyday inhabitants of the small, coastal communities whose lives are centered around the gray whale migration. A journey through water and time, "Sightings is a masterful observation of one of the Earth&#146; s most enchanting creatures.

Synopsis:

Traces the lives of gray whales during their migrations between Alaska and Mexico, from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to winter birthing lagoons in Baja, examining their rich history including the conflict between their hunters and environmental protectors. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792241027
Editor:
Mulroy, Kevin
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Peterson, Brenda
Author:
Hogan, Linda
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Endangered species
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Gray whale
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Marine Biiology
Subject:
Gray whale -- Pacific Coast (North America)
Subject:
Gray whale -- Migration.
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Adventure Press
Series Volume:
108-13
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
7.96x5.52x.86 in. .77 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Marine Mammals

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"Synopsis" by , Traces the lives of gray whales during their migrations between Alaska and Mexico, from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to winter birthing lagoons in Baja, examining their rich history including the conflict between their hunters and environmental protectors. Reprint.
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