Mind in the Waters joins Mostert's Supership (KR, p. 924) as this year's strongest ecological attack on idiocy and greed,...

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MIND IN THE WATERS: A Book to Celebrate the Consciousness of Whales and Dolphins

Mind in the Waters joins Mostert's Supership (KR, p. 924) as this year's strongest ecological attack on idiocy and greed, with McIntyre focusing on the slaughter of whales and dolphins. McIntyre plunges the reader into the Cetacea family with great, great power. Her contributors include leading scientists in whale brain studies, neurology, societal habits; Arctic naturalist Farley Mowatt and dolphinologist John Lilly; poets D.H. Lawrence, Pablo Neruda, Michael McClure, etc.; and scholars of whale myths in world literatures. Brain analysis indicates that whales perceive in all their senses at once; i.e., where human motor controls are in varied areas of the brain, the whale's overlap and apparently are cross-stimulated, with results we can only imagine. Whales have very long lives (nobody knows for sure how long) and have been in the oceans for 30 million years. This extraordinary collection goes beyond any studies yet published and will appeal to a reader's imagination, intuition and heart, and should satisfy the scientific mind as well. Royalties from this thickly illustrated book will go to Project Jonah, a campaign for a world moratorium on the commercial killing of whales and dolphins.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1974

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Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1974