Stewart's contemporary essays on whales blends works by marine scientists and nature writers who share both science and their personal experiences with whales. Enjoy an exceptionally diverse collection of insights and works which creates a well-rounded portrait of whales. -- Midwest Book Review
Frank Stewart, an observer, writer, storyteller, and lover of whales gathers the most compelling contemporary essays on cetaceans in the first anthology to bring together many of the foremost marine scientists and nature writers, including Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez, Farley Mowat, Faith McNulty, and Jonathan White.
The essays are organized in five sections that celebrates our ongoing fascination with these fragile giants. Sharing the World of Giants
contains essays inspired by being in the presence of whales, Songs from the Deep
concentrates on whale vocalizations, Sightings of the Leviathan
are compelling accounts of personal observations of whale behavior, Death at Sea and On Shore
touch on the mystery of whale groundings and other violent encounters, and A Splendid but Uncertain Company
explores teh privilege humans sense when near whales and the compact human contact has had on these glorious but gentle beasts.