The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals Paperback – Bargain Price, October 14, 2008
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"Two parts high-seas swashbuckle and one part inconvenient truth." -- Surfer magazine
"A story so fantastic it eclipses fiction."-- Santa Fe Reporter
"A rollicking adventure with political commentary on the plight of whales sprinkled throughout. It's hard not to be gripped by a book that contains breathless passages of imminent danger."-- Audubon
"A convincing, passionate account that both educates and infuriates." -- Kirkus
"Heller's eye-opening book...is both a riveting account of Heller's two months aboard the small, dilapidated trawler with a ragtag group of volunteers risking their lives to incapacitate a six-boat fleet of Japanese whalers and an explanation of the politics that keep commercial whalers operating."-- The Malibu Times
"The book is a swift kick to any remaining complacency about the plight of our oceans..."-- National Geographic Adventure
"Heller paints a passionate picture of the plight of the world's oceans and the creatures who dwell within them. The book almost certainly will raise the reader's consciousness and ire."-- Rocky Mountain News (Denver)
"[Heller] does a masterful job of balancing the journalistic details of this voyage with background -- sympathetic, but not fawning -- on Watson and his crewmembers and the larger issues that Watson's crusade raises."-- Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
"The adventure and the all-star cast of characters aside, the heart of this book is Heller's gripping account of the world's oceans. Aboard the Farley Mowat, Heller gains insight into the claim that if current fishing practices and pollution trends continue, 'every fishery in the world's oceans will collapse by 2048.'"-- Sacramento News & Review
About the Author
- ASIN : B002N2XGI6
- Publisher : Free Press; Reprint edition (October 14, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.36 x 5.52 x 0.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,898,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Curious that much of the early history of the United States is woven around the voyages of whaling ships and their crews, but in clear prose, Heller documents the atrocities committed against an ancient, sentient species.
Read this story and you'll be clicking on the website for "Sea Shepherd," and pulling out your wallet for a donation. Or for Trumpistas, maybe selling slots on a whaling cruise.
In any case, unless civilized nations ban together to eliminate this barbaric practice, whales, orangutans and many other sentient species will bedding eternal farewell to our planet.
So, when nations disregard the signs of pending extinction, who is supposed to act to save the world's whales? Those folks who care most. There are different methods of response, of course, from passive to violent. Heller focuses on the latter, the active resistance to human indifference to the disappearance of our biggest creatures.
The book focuses on the Sea Shepherd Society, its founder, its rocky relationship with Greenpeace, and the war it's fighting off Antarctica against Japanese whaling ships. Their tactics will surprise you, but then, in their minds, they can't not act.
I have seen the awesome documentary: Whale Wars - Season 1 which makes me realize how very important it would be to safe the gentle giants of our southern ocean from pain, suffering and being mercilessly killed by the Japanese whalers. These are cruel people...! There is no need to hunt the whales for food because there are other proteins and seafood substitudes available for chomping. There is no need to LIE and DECEIVE the world under the pretext of hunting the whales for FALSE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH by these Japanese...! Japan's insistence and persistence in hunting these innocent whales should be condemned by all whale lovers, environmentalists and natural conservationists all over the world. I wish the courageous Captain Paul Watson and his crew success, safety and good luck in protecting the whales which belong to all mankind. And he and his members are doing COMMENDABLE WORK which we must constantly support. And I look forward with excitement to read this book about Paul's exploits and to safeguard for the gentle whales. MAY PAUL'S MISSIONS BE ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL & BLESS BY GOD. Cheers...!
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