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The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals

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In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, The Whale Warriors takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale-saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy remote seas off Antarctica.

For two months, journalist Peter Heller rode aboard the vegan pirate ship Farley Mowat as it stalked its prey—a Japanese whaling fleet—through the storms and ice of Antarctica. The ship is black, flies under a jolly roger, and carries members of the Sea Shepherd Society, a radical environmental group who are willing to die to stop illegal whale hunting.

The Sea Shepherd ship, led by the charismatic Captain Paul Watson—a modern-day anti-Ahab—takes extreme risks in defense of whales and ratchets up the stakes. The ship is almost sunk twice, once in a force gale. Heller re-creates a nail-biting showdown when Watson and the crew attempt to ram an enormous Japanese whaling ship on the high seas, trying to tear open its hull with a steel blade called a "can opener." The crews on board both ships know that there will be no assistance in this desolate part of the ocean. In thirty-five-foot seas, it is a deadly game of Antarctic chicken and a fast-paced, rollicking adventure in which the stakes cannot be higher.

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In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, The Whale Warriors takes us on a hair-raising journey aboard a whale-saving pirate ship with a vigilante crew whose mission is to stop illegal Japanese whaling in the stormy remote seas off Antarctica.

About the Author

Peter Heller is a seasoned adventure journalist and a senior contributor to Outside magazine. Before tackling Tibet, he kayaked in the footsteps of Hemingway along the Cuban coastline, depicted in his exposé Cuba: A Dry Run. He is also the author of Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River and Set Free in China: Sojourns on the Edge. Peter lives in Denver, where he kayaks daily on a lake 100 yards from his front door. James Boles is an accomplished audiobook narrator whose work includes such titles as Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town by Nate Blakeslee and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Kalfus. He is also an award-winning stage actor. He lives in Stratford, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400105274
Subtitle:
The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals
Author:
Heller, Peter
Read by:
Boles, James
Read:
Boles, James
Author:
Boles, James
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Wildlife conservation
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
660

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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