Sightings: The Gray Whales' Mysterious Journey (Adventure Press) (Paperback)

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On a Pacific odyssey from Mexico to Alaska in pursuit of the mysterious gray whale, Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson create a vivid tapestry of poignant stories and plainspoken science. Their two voices, that of an award-winning Native American writer and an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and naturalist, interweave the diverse strands of legend and lore, science and symbolism, wonder and controversy inspired by gray whales, which migrate 10,000 miles each year and have twice been hunted to the brink of extinction. The authors also address the three-way collision between the whales and their countless champions, the curtailed but still destructive whaling industry, and the tribal whaling rights of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest who have resumed their traditional hunt. Sightings is a lyrical celebration of our eternally elusive yet irresistible kinship with the strange and surprising gray whale.
“Linda Hogan carries the voice of the deep past and a reexamined future. Her writing is evocative, true, and dangerous because she is not afraid to name evil and identify beauty.”—Terry Tempest Williams

About the Author

Linda Hogan is an American writer, academic, and environmentalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for her novel Mean Spirit. The Chickasaw Nation’s writer in residence, she has also been honored with an American Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Hogan lives in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. To learn more, visit

Brenda Peterson is the bestselling author of more than 15 books, including Sightings: The Gray Whales’ Mysterious Journey, Your Life Is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir, and Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Huffington Post, among many other publications. To learn more, visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9780792241027
ISBN-10: 0792241029
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 286
Language: English
Series: Adventure Press