Erich Hoyt

more photos (2)




Chelle ...
897 books | 98 friends

Lysmerry
693 books | 123 friends

Stacey
4,173 books | 2,854 friends

Jillian
184 books | 10 friends

Shak
189 books | 33 friends

Victori...
20 books | 2 friends

Angela
1,858 books | 827 friends





Erich Hoyt

Goodreads Author


Born
Akron, Ohio, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
October 2008


Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and marine conservation. An award-winning author, he has written or co-written 21 books and hundreds of magazine articles on whales, dolphins, as well as the deep sea, ants, insects, wild plants and other subjects.

His latest books — Creatures of the Deep (2014) and Weird Sea Creatures (2013) — explore the frontiers of the deep sea with state of the art photography and tales of bizarre new species.

Erich is currently Research Fellow with WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the UK, and Head of WDC’s Global Campaign for Marine Protected Areas. For the past 15 years, he has jointly directed the first killer whale (orca) study in eastern Russia (in Kamch
...more

To ask Erich Hoyt questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Erich Hoyt I don't believe in writer's block. If I start writing, loosen up the brain cells, the words start to make sense, and from that comes a sentence and a…moreI don't believe in writer's block. If I start writing, loosen up the brain cells, the words start to make sense, and from that comes a sentence and a paragraph, and pretty soon a page. As Margaret Atwood once said, "A word after a word after a word....is power." The power to unlock writer's block, for one thing.(less)
Erich Hoyt The best thing about being a writer is being able to sit in a cafe, stop the clock, move inside your head and daydream until the words come.
Average rating: 4.32 · 445 ratings · 59 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Orca: The Whale Called Killer

4.45 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Earth Dwellers: Adventu...

4.32 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Creatures of the Deep: In S...

4.24 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Weird Sea Creatures

4.39 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Insect Lives: Stories of My...

by
4.11 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Creatures of the Deep: In S...

4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

by
3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Whale Rescue: Changing the ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Whales Of Canada

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1988
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marine Protected Areas for ...

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Erich Hoyt…
Have you ever wondered why whales and dolphins go to certain parts of the ocean to hunt for food, breed and raise their young? What is special about these places across the Pacific that make them so desirable to whales and dolphins so that they return year after year?

In late March 2017, 23 scientists and experts from 14 countries met at the SPREP office in Apia, Samoa, to determine where these... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on April 26, 2017 04:11 • 2 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Erich’s Recent Updates

Erich Hoyt wrote a new blog post
Have you ever wondered why whales and dolphins go to certain parts of the ocean to hunt for food, breed and raise their young? What is special abou... Read more of this blog post »
Erich wants to read
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82 by Charles Darwin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Erich rated a book liked it
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Rate this book
Clear rating
Erich wants to read
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rate this book
Clear rating
Erich rated a book it was amazing
Hal Higdon's How to Train by Hal Higdon
Rate this book
Clear rating
Well written; I'm a big fan of Higdon's writing on running. This is hands-on advice, measured and clear, with programs for building up your training but also how to come up with your own schedule that works for you.
Erich rated a book it was amazing
Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich
Rate this book
Clear rating
The science and poetry of long distance running by a well known scientist who can also write well.
Erich rated a book it was amazing
Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wonderful, took you right into the world of the Kenyans and their running secrets and from the point of view of a non Kenyan aspirant who apprentices and learns a lot...
Erich rated a book really liked it
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Erich's books…
“JULY 20. I've just walked into the opera house. I have no programme. Strange new players are premiering a piece by a flamboyant new composer. Front and centre, three, maybe four, whales begin — a swelling string section — discordant, irresolute harmonies fill the concert hall. Then two more whales, stage right, come in, playing eight octave clarinets, counterpointing the string section. And then they, too, are counterpointed by occasional glissando slurs and passages played pizzicato by whales at the rear of the stage. But suddenly, a programme change: The orchestra members switch clothes and pull new instruments from their cases. The French horn players begin wailing on shiny, sleazy saxophones. The trumpeters spit rapid-fire bursts into an underwater echo chamber — the deep, rocky corridor of Johnstone Strait.”
Erich Hoyt, Orca: The Whale Called Killer

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2105: Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE POSTS) 3144 517 Feb 29, 2016 09:01PM  
“I need the sea because it teaches me”
Pablo Neruda, On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea




No comments have been added yet.