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Whale Nation [Paperback]

Heathcote Williams
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18 July 1988
In this book Heathcote Williams celebrates whales in verse and photographs, and in an anthology of prose writings from the worlds of science and literature. He encompasses the ancient origins of the leviathan, its biology, mating, songs and play, its capacity to communicate cogently across vast distances, its healing powers and its depredation at the hands of mankind. The author aims to reveal in this work what an enormous loss it would be if whales were to disappear from the planet. A stage presentation of "Whale Nation" by Roy Hutchins will be performed around the world and a feature film will be made. Williams has written several plays and was awarded the Evening Standard Award, Obie Award, the George Devine Award and the John Whiting Award for "AC/DC".


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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd; 1st Paperback Edition edition (18 July 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224025694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224025690
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 19.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely 2 Nov 2013
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Really wonderful book its now on my coffee table. everyone picks it up and asks questions about cetaceans love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cry now 22 Jun 2011
By NickyS
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If you care about the planet, or the idea that we call our planet 'Earth' when 7/10th of it is actually sea, read this book. It is challenging and beautiful.
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By Klotus
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Was after this book for years now finally have it.
Good quality for such an old book, so really happy.
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