The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Philip Hoare

“Unpredictable and a laugh and informative and unique, cavorting among biology, historical past, shuttle writing, and memoir.”

—Mark Kurlansky


The Whale by Philip Hoare is a captivating and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in comparable bestselling waters as Cod and The mystery lifetime of Lobsters. Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, The Whale is a full of life travelogue in the course of the heritage, literature, and lore of the king of the sea—the outstanding mammals that we humans have lengthy been thinking about, from Moby Dick to loose Willy. Bestselling writer and naturalist Bernd Heinrich calls it, “a relocating and amazing book,” and Hoare’s gleaming account of swimming with those awesome behemoths will pride whale and flora and fauna aficionados, enthusiasts of the ocean and sea tales, in addition to the socially and environmentally wide awake reader.

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