2012 02 28- "Whale Song" review in San Francisco and Sacramento Book Review Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

Whale Song: Journeys into the Secret Lives of the North Atlantic Humpbacks by Andrew Stevenson is a lovely coffee table style book that chronicles the author’s journey as he observes and works to understand the mysterious movements, habits, and social behaviors of North Atlantic humpback whales. It may be perfectly suited to lie beside the coasters, but is far too interesting and its pictures too incredible to merely hold down the mahogany.

It began standing on the beach in Bermuda with his daughter, watching a whale breach.

“Why does it do that?” the three-year-old Elsa asked her father.

He didn’t know, and so began the odyssey, consisting of almost one thousand hours of observation, to find out. His work studying these forty-five-foot long, 90,000 pound animals has provided ground-breaking data and magnificent underwater film and photos that track the whales’ lives from Bermuda and the Caribbean, to where they feed off the shores of Canada.

Reviewed by Axie Barclay

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