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The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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The whale is the largest, loudest, oldest animal ever to have existed. It is improbable, amazing, and---as anyone who has seen an underwater documentary or visited the display at the American Museum of Natural History can attest---a powerful source of wonder and delight to millions. The Whale is an extraordinary journey into the world of this fascinating and mysterious animal. Acclaimed writer Philip Hoare visits the historic whale-hunting towns of New Bedford and Nantucket, wanders the streets of London and Liverpool in search of Melville's whaling inspiration, and swims with sperm whales in the middle of the Atlantic. Through the course of his journey he explores the troubled history of man and whale; traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Moby-Dick, Pinocchio to Free Willy; and seeks to discover why these strange and beautiful animals continue to exert such a powerful grip on our imagination.

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ISBN:
9781616576929
Author:
Hoare, Philip
Publisher:
Tantor Audio Pa
Read by:
Page, Michael
Read:
Page, Michael
Subject:
Marine Life
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Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , The whale is the largest, loudest, oldest animal ever to have existed. It is improbable, amazing, and---as anyone who has seen an underwater documentary or visited the display at the American Museum of Natural History can attest---a powerful source of wonder and delight to millions. The Whale is an extraordinary journey into the world of this fascinating and mysterious animal. Acclaimed writer Philip Hoare visits the historic whale-hunting towns of New Bedford and Nantucket, wanders the streets of London and Liverpool in search of Melville's whaling inspiration, and swims with sperm whales in the middle of the Atlantic. Through the course of his journey he explores the troubled history of man and whale; traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Moby-Dick, Pinocchio to Free Willy; and seeks to discover why these strange and beautiful animals continue to exert such a powerful grip on our imagination.
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