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The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

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From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, the acclaimed writer Philip Hoare has been obsessed with whales. Journeying through human and natural history, The Whale is the result of his voyage of discovery into the heart of this obsession and the book that inspired it: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Taking us deep into their domain, Hoare shows us these mysterious creatures as they have never been seen before. Following in Ishmael's footsteps, he explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale's cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy. Winner of the prestigious BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, The Whale is an unforgettable and often moving attempt to explain why these strange and beautiful animals still exert such a powerful hold on our imagination.

Table of Contents

Soundings — The passage out — The sperm whale — A filthy enactment — Far away land — Sealed orders — The divine magnet — Very like a whale — The correct use of whales — The whiteness of the whale — The melancholy whale — A cold war for the whale — The whale watch — The ends of the Earth — The chase.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061992612
Subtitle:
In Search of the Giants of the Sea
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
Hoare, Philip
Author:
Philip Hoare
Subject:
Nature : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Audio Books-Nature Studies
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Subject:
Oceanography-Marine Mammals
Subject:
Oceanography-Whales and Dolphins
Subject:
Whales
Subject:
Whales in literature.
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-SCIENCE
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100202
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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