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The Charged Border: Where Whales and Humans Meet

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Publisher Comments:

Master of music and cetaceans, Jim Nollman takes us to the charged border, a luminous crack between sky and sea where relations between humankind and wildness take on sacred meaning.

After a dolphin round-up that has darkened a cove in the Sea of Japan with blood, we follow a diver below the ocean's depths as he cuts through a giant net surrounding hundreds of animals awaiting certain death and sets them free. In the Arctic, the author's music lures gray whales trapped under the ice to safety. Near British Columbia we swim with an Orca mother whose own captive daughter — seven times pregnant and without a living offspring — is the property of a San Diego oceanarium.

No one holds a single key to the charged border, but Jim Nollman provides an entrance for all of us. How we make our way is up to us.

Book News Annotation:

Follows the author on his adventures in four oceans, where he studies whale and dolphin vocalizations. He covers such disparate experiences as fishing in the Sea of Japan, treating depressed patients by dropping them into the Irish Sea to swim with wild dolphins, the history of whaling, and his own theories about cetacean self-awareness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805055238
Subtitle:
Where Whales and Humans Meet
Author:
Nollman, Jim
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Cetacea
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.58x6.56x1.13 in. 1.15 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Whales and Dolphins

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