The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philip Hoare

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2010

Duration: 12 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

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.

A blend of the travel and nature writing in the tradition of Jonathan Raban and John McPhee, The Whale is a gripping voyage into the heart of Hoare's obsession-and ours.

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Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

by Philip Hoare

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