Seasons Of The Whale

128 pages, 80 color photographs, 2 maps, bibliog., index, 9.5 x 10.25 inches. Hardcover £15.95 / $24.95. Quality softcover (wraparound cover) £9.95 / $17.95

Published in various editions by Chelsea Green, Nimbus, Mainstream, Humane Society US and WDCS (USA, Canada and UK) and in French.

For adult and young adult. 25,000 copies in print.

New 2013. Expanded edition (see cover, at right) available through Amazon as a kindle ebook.

Selected Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars. Nature writing at its very best. 25 April 2013 Amazon review by Helen Johnston: “It’s a joy to see the updated edition of this book in e-format and re-read a book I first came to 10 years ago. Seasons of the Whale (first published to rave reviews from the most distinguished of sources) allows us to swim, dive and roll with five whales and their companions over the course of a year. We come to know them well – by name and character. In the very best traditions of nature writing, the narrative is lyrical, addictive, captivating, highly informative and, yes, awakens our senses to the wonderful yet fragile world of these cetaceans. Of course, many of these whales’ greatest battles are against us and our impact on their environment. In Seasons of the Whale such battles fought up-close. Come the end of the book and we leave behind the whales we have begun to know. We must leave their dedicated researchers to continue the journey. Yet over 20 years on, this latest edition tells us how some of the book’s protagonists and their offspring have fared, thanks to the dedication of cetacean scientists and researchers. This includes author Erich Hoyt, who aside from being a multi-award-winning author, is one of our most distinguished whale researchers. Not to be missed.”

“Classic true story about a year in the lives of whales and humans. Natural history writing at its best.” — The Good Book Guide

“An enthralling story...authoritative, interesting and exciting.  Read this book and be astonished.” — Science Books & Films, Washington, DC (AAAS)

“Erich Hoyt skilfully weaves his facts, figures and human personalities into the narrative.  Readable, informative, an engaging introduction to the natural history of cetaceans.” — New Scientist

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The French edition is out of print but can sometimes be found used on French Amazon
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