Eye of the Whale Review

Eye of the Whale, by Dick Russell (Simon & Schuster; $35). This superb natural-history book, like its subject, is huge and appealing. In the days when the California gray whales were hunted to the edge of extinction, they earned a reputation for ferocity, but then – around the time that they became a protected species […]

Sharing the song of the gray whales Russell tells of the story of the great beasts return from near extinction

EYE OF THE WHALE, by Dick Russell. Simon & Schuster. 688 pages. $35. Imagine taking your small boat out onto a bay early one morning, and seeing whales as far as the horizon. Big whales. Breaching. Spouting. Creating lovely rainbows in the vapor above their heads. Huge mother whales — three times longer than your […]