The Whiteness of the Whale

The Whiteness of the Whale

Large Print - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Joining six other activists to sail a racing yacht into Antarctic waters to expose a Japanese whaling fleet, disgraced primate behaviorist Sara Pollard finds her courage tested by brutal storms, hostile adversaries and romantic conflicts before encountering a sperm whale with a murderous agenda of its own. (action & adventure).

Center Point Large Print Books
After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard’s career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard — descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale — accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist. The plan is to sail from Argentina to the stormy Antarctic Sea. There they’ll shadow, harass, and expose the Japanese fleet, which continues to kill and process endangered whales in internationally-declared sanctuaries.

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781611738346
Branch Call Number: PS3566.O978 W55 2013b
Characteristics: 495 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Dec 18, 2016

Returned unfinished, boring.

ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"In this action-packed ocean-going adventure, disgraced primate behaviourist Sara Pollard joins a handful of anti-whaling activists to sail a racing yacht into Antarctic waters to expose the illegal activities of a Japanese whaling fleet. But their fortitude is tested by the desolate environs, brutal storms, hostile adversaries, and romantic conflicts - and that's before encountering a sperm whale with a seemingly murderous agenda of its own. The vivid depictions of life at sea (author David Poyer is a retired naval officer) might have you grateful for dry land (and warm weather) while grimly anticipating the next disaster to befall the crew of the Black Anemone." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter


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