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The Whale

In Search of the Giants of the Sea

by Philip Hoare

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In Search of the Giants of the Sea
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In addition to relating his travels to learn more about these mysterious mammals, the author explores the troubled history of man and whale; traces the whale's cultural history; and seeks to discover why these strange and beautiful animals continue to exert such a powerful grip on our imagination. 35,000 first printing.