Fathoms: The World in the Whale
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Listening Length 12 hours and 5 minutes
Author Rebecca Giggs
Narrator Shiromi Arserio
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date July 28, 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B085118M3S
Best Sellers Rank #47,759 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#88 in Marine Biology (Books)
#96 in Marine Life
#102 in Ethics & Morality Philosophy

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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential book about the natural world
By Emily S. on August 4, 2020
Whales are some of the most mysterious and charismatic creatures on the planet, which may explain why they have such a hold over our collective imagination. Whales feature in our religious tales and are the highlight of many childhood vacations. Whales have contributed to huge sectors of the economy – spermaceti, a byproduct of whales, was once one of the most expensive commodities on earth – and saving them became the defining mission of the 1980’s. And through Rebecca Giggs’s sharp eyes and shimmering prose, whales once again become a prism through which we can understand our world as it stands now: on the precipice of an ecological crisis.

Fathoms is my favorite type of book. It’s interdisciplinary, it’s intellectually stimulating, but, most importantly, it’s awe-inspiring. It toes the line between wonder and hauntedness; we are shown what nature can do, before realizing our complicity in altering its inner workings. Fathoms had the almost mythical quality of making me see the world anew, dazzled by the fragility and splendor of life on earth. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unflinchingly researched, beautifully written
Reviewed in Canada on September 14, 2021
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