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The Presence of Whales: Contemporary Writings on the Whaleby Frank Stewart
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"Editor Farnk Stewart knows the whale literature and has brought together in this anthology some of the best contemporary writers. In The Presence of Whales is compelling. "
Bill Hunt, We Alaskans
An observer, storyteller, and lover of whales gathers the most compelling contemporary essays on cetaceans by both marine scientists and nature writers, including Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez, Farley Mowat, Faith McNulty, and Jonathan White, in a stunning new anthology that celebrates our ongoing fascination with these fragile giants.
Frank Stewart, an observer, writer, storyteller, and lover of whales gathers the most compelling contemporary essays on cetaceans in the first anthology to bring together many of the foremost marine scientists and nature writers, including Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez, Farley Mowat, Faith McNulty, and Jonathan White.
The essays are organized in five sections that celebrates our ongoing fascination with these fragile giants. Sharing the World of Giants
contains essays inspired by being in the presence of whales, Songs from the Deep
concentrates on whale vocalizations, Sightings of the Leviathan
are compelling accounts of personal observations of whale behavior, Death at Sea and On Shore
touch on the mystery of whale groundings and other violent encounters, and A Splendid but Uncertain Company
explores teh privilege humans sense when near whales and the compact human contact has had on these glorious but gentle beasts.
Writers and scientists Barry Lopez, Roger Payne, Diane Ackerman, and others offer revealing facts and stirring tales of their encounters with whales in this fascinating anthology.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
About the Author
Stewart holds degrees in art, languages, English and American literature and film production from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and the University of So. California in Los Angeles.
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