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War of the Whales
Author: Joshua Horwitz

ISBN: 9781451645026
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.0
Description:
"Intimate and urgent storytelling" (Chicago Tribune), a "ripping real-life yarn" (Tampa Bay Chronicle):The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world's most powerful navy, in defense of whales. ANew York Times science bestseller.

Six years in the making, War of the Whales is the "gripping detective tale" (Publishers Weekly) of a crusading attorney, Joel Reynolds, who stumbles on one of the US Navy's best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound-and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth.

"War of the Whales reads like the best investigative journalism, with cinematic scenes of strandings and dramat...

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