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Part natural history, poetry and ecologic statement, Heathcote Williams's presentation is a moving audio. Listeners will learn and think about whales as never before. In addition, this is a breakthrough in format for audio programs. The presentation combines commentary and prose with historical reference and facts. Williams departs from current forms of spoken audio and opens a realm of possibilities. Listeners will be fascinated by the stunning program, and producers should take note of the possibilities showcased in the format.

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Whale Nation is a hymn to the beauty, intelligence, and majesty of the largest mammal on earth. A "green classic" read with natural resonance by its author, it rarely fails to strike a chord in the hearts of those concerned with the abuse of our planet.

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"Part natural history, poetry and ecologic statement, Heathcote Williams's presentation is a moving audio. Listeners will learn and think about whales as never before." ( AudioFile) "Whales play for three times as long as they spend time searching for food- delicate, involved games with floating seabirds' feathers thrown high into the air and logs of wood flipped from the tops of their heads, carried in their teeth for a game of tag, ranging across the entire Pacific.' This is a must-have audio." ( The Guardian)

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A poetic yet real story of whales

This book is an important and critical story of human kind's relationship with whales and doplhins, including societal critique and a view of the future. The book talks about whales but is actually about deep, pressing issues of humanity.