Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks & Rainforests by Wade DoakGaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks & Rainforests by Wade Doak

Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks & Rainforests

byWade Doak

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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Gaia Calls compiles memoirs and descriptions of Wade Doak’s life as a young man in the Solomon Islands living among the islanders, to years of dolphin research, diving adventures, and more. Wade’s adventures begin with his wife, Jan, living with atoll dwellers and the shark callers of Laulasi in the Solomon Islands, move to his discovery that interspecies communication can exist with patience, focus, and respect for the natural world, then lead to his profound work with several species of wild dolphins. His meetings with his Maori friends reinforces his understanding that a great deal is to be learned from our indigenous neighbors, who hold a huge store of knowledge that has recently become more available to the Western world as our own way of life becomes less and less sustainable. Finally, we read of his explorations of his beloved New Zealand.

Wade Doak, an internationally known marine biologist, dolphin researcher, and explorer, with his wife, Jan, have over one hundred years of underwater exploration and photography between them. Their generation was the first to scuba dive and document the undersea world. “It was better than first-footing the moon. We were flying in an un...
Title:Gaia Calls: South Sea Voices, Dolphins, Sharks & RainforestsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611250056

ISBN - 13:9781611250053

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Mind Journey
Opening: Finding the Treasure of the Elingamite

Part 1 - Both El Torito Trips
Non-Western Mind: The Shark Callers of Laulasi
The Atoll Dwellers' World: Life Among the Gallon Trees

Part 2 - Dolphins
Ocean Mind: Dolphin Research in New Zealand
My First Dolphin Encounters
Bob's Dream and Meeting Waipu Pita
Our Film: The First Move
Sound Exchanges with a Wild Common Dolphin
U.S.A.: Untoward Experiences
The Bridge: Michael Wiese: Dolphin Filmmaker

Part 3 - The Coast & Forests of New Zealand
Mind at Large: Forests & Sea Experiences
A New Look at Life: Patterns that Connect

Epilogue: A Life Well Lived