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The Presence of Whales: Contemporary Writings on the Whale

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

"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

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882404646
Editor:
Stewart, Frank
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Editor:
Stewart, Frank
Author:
Stewart, Frank
Location:
Anchorage :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Whales, cetaceans
Subject:
whale songs
Subject:
coexistance with whales
Edition Description:
First Edition, General
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
8.95x6.00x.71 in. .97 lbs.

Related Subjects

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

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,

"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

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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