The Resource War of the whales : a true story, Joshua Horwitz

War of the whales : a true story, Joshua Horwitz

Label
War of the whales : a true story
Title
War of the whales
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Horwitz
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the U.S. Navy's best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound--and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth"--Amazon.com
Awards note
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, 2015.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horwitz, Joshua
Dewey number
333.95/95
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.C4
LC item number
H66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whales
  • Sonar
  • United States
  • Whales
  • Whales
  • Reynolds, Joel
  • Balcomb, Kenneth C
  • Artenschutz
  • Sonar
  • Wale
  • Bahamas
Label
War of the whales : a true story, Joshua Horwitz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. Stranded. The day the whales came ashore -- Castaways -- Taking heads -- The loneliness of the long-distance beachcomber -- In the silent service -- The stranding goes viral -- "Unusual morality event" -- Part 2. Acoustic storm. The lone rangers of the environment -- Joel Reynolds among the friendlies -- The whale coroner arrives -- Depth charges -- Beachside necropsy -- Cease and desist -- Acoustic storm -- The sonar that came in from the cold -- Heads that tell tales -- Part 3. The reluctant whistle-blower. A mind in the water -- The killer turned tame -- A call to conscience -- The dolphins that joined the Navy -- Mr. Balcomb goes to Washington -- The mermaid that got away -- In the valley of the whales -- Part 4. Whales v. Navy. God and country v. the whales -- "It is so ordered" -- Counterattack -- The admirals take charge -- The highest court in the land -- Endgame -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451645026
Lccn
2015301075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocn862348029
  • (OCoLC)862348029
Label
War of the whales : a true story, Joshua Horwitz
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1. Stranded. The day the whales came ashore -- Castaways -- Taking heads -- The loneliness of the long-distance beachcomber -- In the silent service -- The stranding goes viral -- "Unusual morality event" -- Part 2. Acoustic storm. The lone rangers of the environment -- Joel Reynolds among the friendlies -- The whale coroner arrives -- Depth charges -- Beachside necropsy -- Cease and desist -- Acoustic storm -- The sonar that came in from the cold -- Heads that tell tales -- Part 3. The reluctant whistle-blower. A mind in the water -- The killer turned tame -- A call to conscience -- The dolphins that joined the Navy -- Mr. Balcomb goes to Washington -- The mermaid that got away -- In the valley of the whales -- Part 4. Whales v. Navy. God and country v. the whales -- "It is so ordered" -- Counterattack -- The admirals take charge -- The highest court in the land -- Endgame -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451645026
Lccn
2015301075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • ocn862348029
  • (OCoLC)862348029

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