The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

  • Type: Books
  • By: Philip Hoare
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780061976209
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Natural history, travelogue, memoir…this book is everything you could want it to be and more.

Philip Hoare has had a lifelong obsession with whales. This beautifully written book is a chronicle of that obsession: it combines memoir, research travelogue, natural history, and literary history (because what book about whales isn’t also about Moby Dick?) into a sprawling, shaggy book that positively oozes with enthusiasm and charm.