Inspired by a profound experience swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey set out on a quest to learn everything she could about these creatures. Her journey takes her from a community in Hawaii known as “Dolphinville,” where the animals are seen as the key to spiritual enlightenment, to the dark side of the human-cetacean relationship at marine parks and dolphin-hunting grounds in Japan and the Solomon Islands, to the island of Crete, where the Minoan civilization lived in harmony with dolphins, providing a millennia-old example of a more enlightened coexistence with the natural world.
Along the way, Casey recounts the history of dolphin research and introduces us to the leading marine scientists and activists who have made it their life’s work to increase humans’ understanding and appreciation of the wonder of dolphins—the other intelligent life on the planet.
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Table of Contents
A Note on Dolphin Species xiii
Prologue: Honolua 1
Chapter 1 The Meaning of Water 17
Chapter 2 Babies in the Universe 40
Chapter 3 Clappy, Clappy! 66
Chapter 4 The Friendlies 92
Chapter 5 Welcome to Taiji 116
Chapter 6 A Sense of Self 154
Chapter 7 High Frequency 176
Chapter 8 The World's End 207
Chapter 9 Greetings from Hawaii: We're Having a Blast! 250
Chapter 10 Change of Heart 282
Chapter 11 Thera 308
Selected Bibliography 361
Photography Credits 367