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The giants below

A new book by Philip Hoare reveals how little we know about whales

(Martin Rosenbaum )
By Peter Terzian
January 24, 2010

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In literature and folklore, the whale looms as a monster, the demonic leviathan; throughout history, it has been feared, hunted, and exploited. We began to think differently about these massive mammals in the 1960s, when the “Save the Whales” movement imagined them as gentle giants. But how well do we really know whales? We rarely meet them face to face ... (Full article: 1229 words)

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