Created on May 13th 2008

I am constantly on the hunt for relevant books to read. Below is a list of books in my collection, in no particular order.

Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales by Elin Kelsey and Doc White

Wild Blue: A Natural History of the World’s Largest Animal by Dan Bortolotti

Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound by David Rothenberg

Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen by Tora Johnson

Among Whales by Roger Payne

Reflections of a Whale-Watcher by Michelle Gilders

The Urban Whale: North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads edited by Scott D. Kraus and Rosalind M. Rolland

Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us by Alexandra Morton

To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea’s Most Intelligent Creatures by Rachel Smolker

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (Today Show Book Club #25) by Christopher Moore (fiction)

‘The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales by Diane Ackerman

Basking with Humpbacks: Tracking Threatened Marine Life in New England Waters by Todd McLeish

The Whales’ Journey by Stephen Martin

The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera (I also highly recommend the film, Whale Rider!)

The Grandest of Lives: Eye to Eye with Whales by Douglas H. Chadwick

The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet’s Largest Mammals by Peter Heller

Presence of Whales: Contemporary Writings on the W edited by Frank Stewart

Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage From Baja To Siberia by Dick Russell

Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales edited by Janet Mann, Richard C. Connor, Peter L. Tyack, and Hal Whitehead


In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series) by Thomas White

Moby-Dick: or, The Whale(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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