Save the Whales!

Mind in the Waters

assembled by Joan McIntyre
Scribners/Sierra Club, 240 pp., $14.95

The Whale: Mighty Monarch of the Sea

by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, by Philippe Diolé, translated by J.F. Bernard
Doubleday, 304 pp., $9.95

Dolphins

by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, by Philippe Diolé, translated by J.F. Bernard
Doubleday, 304 pp., $12.95

The Whale Problem: A Status Report

edited by William E. Schevill
Harvard University Press, 419 pp., $12.50

The Blue Whale

by George L. Small
Columbia University Press, 248 pp., $3.95 (paper)

The sea is in a sense our last frontier, and the whales the rulers of it, whom we are in danger of displacing, just as we have displaced the Indians and the buffaloes that they hunted. The hunting and gathering stage of man’s evolution ended on land some 10,000 years ago, but it continues still today in the sea.

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