by D. Graham Burnett
University of Chicago Press, 793 pp., $45.00
by Diana Reiss
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 276 pp., $27.00
The tropical sea was as smooth as oil and a pod of dolphins moved around two huge, serrated shapes lying in the water—the backs of two sperm whales. They remained motionless as we drifted to within a few meters of them. Then, almost imperceptibly, they began to shift. Their heads slipped below the water as they arched their backs until their huge flukes rose into the air above us, before they silently moved into the depths.
This article is available to subscribers only.
Please choose from one of the options below to access this article:
Print Subscription — $74.95
Purchase a print subscription (20 issues per year) and also receive online access to all articles published within the last five years.
Online Subscription — $69.00
Purchase an Online Edition subscription and receive full access to all articles published by the Review since 1963.
One-Week Access — $4.99
Purchase a trial Online Edition subscription and receive unlimited access for one week to all the content on nybooks.com.
If you already have one of these subscriptions, please be sure you are logged in to your nybooks.com account. If you subscribe to the print edition, you may also need to link your web site account to your print subscription. Click here to link your account services.