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When writer Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans. Fathoms: The World in the Whale is "a work of bright and careful genius" (Robert Moor, New York Times bestselling author of On Trails), one that blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore: How do whales experience ecological change? How has whale culture been both understood and changed by human technology? What can observing whales teach us about the complexity, splendor, and fragility of life on earth? In FATHOMS, we learn about whales so rare they have never been named, whale songs that sweep across hemispheres in annual waves of popularity, and whales that have modified the chemical composition of our planet's atmosphere. We travel to Japan to board the ships that hunt whales and delve into the deepest seas to discover how plastic pollution pervades our earth's undersea environment. --Provided by publisher.
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Baker County Library 599.5 .G459f 2020 (Text) 37814003311280 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 12/16/2020 Checked out 02/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 198212069X
  • ISBN: 9781982120696
  • Physical Description: 352 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-324) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Petroglyph -- The oooo-ers -- Blue museum -- Charisma -- Sounding -- Sea pie -- Kitsch interior -- Scantling.
Summary, etc.:
When writer Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans. Fathoms: The World in the Whale is "a work of bright and careful genius" (Robert Moor, New York Times bestselling author of On Trails), one that blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore: How do whales experience ecological change? How has whale culture been both understood and changed by human technology? What can observing whales teach us about the complexity, splendor, and fragility of life on earth? In FATHOMS, we learn about whales so rare they have never been named, whale songs that sweep across hemispheres in annual waves of popularity, and whales that have modified the chemical composition of our planet's atmosphere. We travel to Japan to board the ships that hunt whales and delve into the deepest seas to discover how plastic pollution pervades our earth's undersea environment. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Whales > Behavior.
Whales > Australia.
Whales > Effect of human beings on.
Whales > Climatic factors.
Nature.
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