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Sightings: The Gray Whales' Mysterious Journey

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Traces the lives of gray whales during their migrations between Alaska and Mexico, from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to winter birthing lagoons in Baja, examining their rich history including the conflict between their hunters and environmental protectors. Reprint.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by National Geographic
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I read this because a friend of mine works on whale watch tours in Puget Sound, and the season for gray whale migration in my region was approaching, and I wanted to know more about the whales. I appreciated how this book contained two perspectives, and through the authors' experiences and interviews, brought more opinions together into one volume. A pro-whale thread definitely pervaded, but the space was held to learn more about Native cultures with a connection to whaling – which could, I supp ...more
I recommend Linda Hogan's People of the Whale to people who like this book for further reading .
Iris (The Sheep and the Wolf)
I gave this book to my dad as a gift, and at some point decided to read it for myself. This book might not be for everyone, but personally I loved it. It is very descriptive and many-stranded. Linda Hogan's language is extremely poetic and makes for a nice contrast with Brenda Peterson's slightly more detached account.
This book touched my heart so very deeply and I've dreamed of visiting the breeding grounds near Baja ever since. What incredible creatures they are. I need to re-read this book soon.
A wonderful book. I would recommend this to anyone who is passionate about gray whales.
Nice, but dropped it. I'd rather read fiction, this is not my kind of writing at all.
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Linda K. Hogan (born 1947 Denver) is a Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist and writer of short stories. She is currently the Chickasaw Nation's Writer in Residence.

Linda Hogan is Chickasaw. Her father is a Chickasaw from a recognized historical family and Linda's uncle, Wesley Henderson, helped form the White Buffalo Council in Denver during the 1950
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