Joshua Horwitz: "War Of The Whales: A True Story"
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Whales ruled the oceans for tens of millions of years. Until man came along. Like other great creatures on Earth, they may have met their match in modern-day weapons and technology. A new book tells the story of a fight for survival that pits whales against the U.S. Navy. It has been described as an eco-thriller, except it's non-fiction. It begins in the Bahamas with a mass stranding of whales. A researcher passionate about marine mammals teams up with a relentless environmental lawyer, and together, they seek to prove that Navy sonar is harming whales. We discuss their battle as it goes to the U.S. Supreme Court - and continues today.
science and environmental writer; he spent six years doing research for his current book on whales.
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From WAR OF THE WHALES: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz. Copyright (c ) 2014 by Joshua Horwitz. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.. All rights reserved.