Voices In The Ocean: A Journey Into The Wild And Haunting World Of Dolphins by Susan CaseyVoices In The Ocean: A Journey Into The Wild And Haunting World Of Dolphins by Susan Casey

Voices In The Ocean: A Journey Into The Wild And Haunting World Of Dolphins

bySusan Casey

Hardcover | August 4, 2015

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From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth and The Wave, a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man.
     Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, scientists have discovered dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, feel despondent, adorn themselves, rescue each other (and humans), deduce, infer, form cliques, throw tantrums, gossip and scheme.
     Several native peoples trace their lineage to dolphins. They are the stars of multi-million dollar aquatic theme parks, money which has fueled a sinister illicit trade as shown in the documentary Blackfish. The U.S. Navy has a secret program using dolphins as undersea soldiers. The theory that they are a superior, extraterrestial species is popular among the new age fringe. They are the victims of brutal slaughters as depicted in the documentary The Cove. To swim with a dolphin is a transporting experience, an encounter with a being seemingly so like us, yet so alien.
     No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil's Teeth contemporary classics of writing on the oceans. For two years Casey traveled the world, and has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.
SUSAN CASEY, author of New York Times bestsellers The Wave, and The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks, is the former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist whose work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Wr...
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Title:Voices In The Ocean: A Journey Into The Wild And Haunting World Of DolphinsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.55 × 6.43 × 1.31 inShipping dimensions:9.55 × 6.43 × 1.31 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385679408

ISBN - 13:9780385679404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I have read Susan Casey's other books (Devil's Teeth and The Wave) and loved them both. Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean did not disappoint and the author's passion for dolphins and their plight shines through. The book is well researched and loaded with information but at the same time very readable and interesting - it was hard to put the book down after a chapter as I was intrigued to see what was in store in the next chapter.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Liked it but at times it came across as overly sentimental in its portrayal of dolphins as 'human" . Having said this I don't hold with the large scale hunting of whales and dolphins for human consumption and use. The oceans themselves are so polluted now that any food being harvested from it should be viewed with extreme caution. Humans need to get off our asses and stop polluting the oceans if we are going to make it to the next century in good order and Susan Casey makes a very strong case in her book.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read! I loved this book, Susan Casey provides a ton of information about dolphins and made me love them even more.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it. I love Casey's mix of science and journey. She is feeding you a wealth of information but you feel like you are just along with her on the adventure. The book itself hit home in terms of my love and connection with dolphins and it was nice to read about other people who felt the same. Chapter five is one you shouldn't read in a coffee shop, I had tear in my eyes the whole time (although I had tears often when reading this). It is a great story that I hope will spark more interest in protection.
Date published: 2016-02-06

Editorial Reviews

An Amazon Best Book of the Year Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Science & TechnologyNational Bestseller "Remarkable stories." —The New York Times Book Review"Voices in the Ocean comes as a timely and urgent call for the last act of the dolphin circus." —The Guardian (UK)“Casey transports us through the many truths and myths about dolphins…Painstakingly researched and gorgeously written, Voices in the Ocean provides textbook-depth education that is based on Casey’s years of swimming the open seas with dolphins, interviews with leading experts and protectors, and harrowing trips to the nether reaches of the globe where horrific brutalities occur.”―USA Today "A meticulously reported global odyssey during which [Susan Casey] sets out to answer the simple question: why do dolphins elicit such intense emotions and behaviors in humans? . . . Fans of Casey's writing know that she has an inexhaustible curiosity and a knack for fully embracing her subject."―Outside MagazineCasey reports with an open mind.... Casey’s moving writing left me with some hope for a better future for dolphins and humans.―Slate