Leigh Calvez: Breath of a Whale

09/25/2019 - 7:00pm
By Donation.
Leigh Calvez, naturalist and author of the New York Times bestselling The Hidden Lives of Owls, goes deep to discover the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean. In The Breath of a Whale, Leigh Calvez draws from a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep to relate the stories of nature’s most remarkable creatures—from ancient blue whales and migratory humpbacks to the familial orcas who struggle against catastrophic ecological change to survive.
“This splendid book offers us the whale watch most of us can only dream of: We get close-up and personal with wild giants, in the company of an expert who feels like a good friend. Because these whales’ individual dramas are so entwined with those of their observer, the insights in these pages are riveting and deeply inspiring. Leigh Calvez offers not only hope for saving these endangered leviathans, but also for saving ourselves.” — Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of An Octopus.
Combining a breadth of scientific knowledge with her narrative gifts as a nature writer, Calvez reminds us that to understand the lives of whales deepens our connection with the natural world.

Leigh Calvez is a naturalist, a nature writer, and the author of two books. She studied humpback whales and spinner dolphins in Massachusetts and on Hawaii. As a naturalist, she has led whale watching tours around the world to places like the Azores, New Zealand and British Columbia. Her work has been published in American Nature Writing 2003; in a Sierra Club anthology Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond; and in Smithsonian Magazine, High Country News, The Ecologist, Ocean Realm, The Seattle Times and elsewhere. The Breath of a Whale: The Science and Spirit of Pacific Ocean Giants is her second book.

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