War of the Whales: A True Story

War of the Whales: A True Story

“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. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and a New York Times bestseller.

War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


By telling the sonar-and-the-whales story in such detail and breadth, the author may provoke a more substantial debate about what human advances and priorities are doing to the rest of the planet.

Horwitz's account seems breathless at times, as he squeezes maximum drama from his characters and their motivations (not to mention their turbulent love lives). But he offers excellent capsule descriptions of various scientific specialties, and scientists.

By telling the sonar-and-the-whales story in such detail and breadth, the author may provoke a more substantial debate about what human advances and priorities are doing to the rest of the planet.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451645026

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 82 MB

Language: English


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