The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals [With Earphones] (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Peter Heller, James Boles (Read by)
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The Whale Warriors is a fantastic and important book, and remains one of my all-time favorites. It’s an adventure tale to rival any other for daring and lunacy, about a ship that flies the Jolly Roger, sailing the dangerous seas of international politics, with a crew willing to die for their beliefs. It’s an eloquent travelogue and celebration of nature at her grandest and most intimate, and an execration of our wanton destruction of the oceanic ecosystem. At its center lies the tragic torture and killing of the world’s most amazing animals - whales that carry some of the symbolic weight of Moby Dick - and a captain (Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd) who bears more than a slight resemblance to an anti-Ahab. In the ten years since The Whale Warriors was published, Sea Shepherd has become a major global force for conservation, in a battle whose stakes have only intensified. As Heller says in his new afterword, “If [Watson] was notorious when I first met him, he was legendary now.” With career-spanning coverage of life and sports on and in the water, with his role in The Cove (Heller was one of 5 surfers who paddled into the cove when a pod of pilot whales was being slaughtered and his footage can be seen in the movie), and with this masterful account of Watson and Sea Shepherd, Peter Heller has played a powerful role of his own in advocating for life in the seas.

— Sara, Atlanta

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For two months, journalist Heller was aboard the pirate ship the Farley Mowat, whose mission was to stop illegal whaling in the stormy, remote seas off Antarctica. Now, Heller chronicles this hair-raising journey. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781606401453
ISBN-10: 1606401459
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: December 2008
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Nonfiction