Books Philip Hoare Books by Philip Hoare Philip Hoare has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Philip Hoare The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The Workings Of Nature: Naturalist Writing And Making Sense Of The World August 2, 2016 Humans have always been curious about the natural world; nature provides enough order to soothe and enough wildness to escape. We've got a roundup of great nature writing from all over the world. Josh Friedman/iStockphoto The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Hunt For The Mysterious Beasts Of The Deep February 21, 2010 Philip Hoare's book, The Whale, is an exploration of the role that the great animals have played in human history, from Moby-Dick to lamp oil to the author's own close encounter with a curious female sperm whale. A Hunt For The Mysterious Beasts Of The Deep Listen · 8:29 8:29 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123898001/123950393" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Graham Letorney/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, Feb. 17 - 22, 2010 February 17, 2010 Nina Totenberg passes judgment on the definitive account of Clinton vs. Starr. A true-life tale of Jazz Age medical sleuthing worthy of its own CSI spin-off. And an Ahab-like obsession with whales produces a deeply satisfying natural history of these magnificent monsters.