Sightings: The Gray Whale's Mysterious Journey

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On a Pacific Odyssey from Mexico to Alaska in pursuit of the mysterious gray whale, Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson create a vivid and varied tapestry of poignant stories and plainspoken science. Their two voices, that of an award-winning Native American writer and an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and naturalist, interweave the diverse strands of legend and lore, science and symbolism, wonder and controversy inspired by the gray whales, which migrate 10,000 miles each year and have twice been hunted to the brink ...
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Overview

On a Pacific Odyssey from Mexico to Alaska in pursuit of the mysterious gray whale, Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson create a vivid and varied tapestry of poignant stories and plainspoken science. Their two voices, that of an award-winning Native American writer and an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and naturalist, interweave the diverse strands of legend and lore, science and symbolism, wonder and controversy inspired by the gray whales, which migrate 10,000 miles each year and have twice been hunted to the brink of extinction. The authors also address the three-way collision between the whales and their countless champions, the curtailed but still destructive whaling industry. and the tribal whaling rights of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest who have resumed their traditional hunt. Sightings is a lyrical celebration of our eternally elusive yet irresistible kinship with the strange and surprising gray whale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792241027
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Adventure Press Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 1,445,807
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is the author of several novels including Duck and Cover, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Seattle.

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Table of Contents

Fat xi
Introduction xiii
Gray Whale Maps 1
Part 1 First Sight: Baja 5
Part 2 Eye View: The Journey 55
Part 3 Double Vision: Hunting the Whales 99
Part 4 Eye to Eye: Honoring the Whale 163
Part 5 A Cold Eye: The Far North 227
Epilogue 281
Acknowledgments 285
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