New research suggests sperm whales can use their huge heads as battering rams against ships and each other.
Every year for 20 years, this whaling museum has hosted a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic.
Fossils discovered in the 1800s were initially thought to have belonged to a walrus.
Thomas Nickerson grew up on Nantucket in the early 1800s, when that island was the world's capital of the brutal and highly profitable whaling industry. It was a place where, Philbrick explained, every boy dreamed of going to sea and hunting whales, and maybe becoming rich as a result.
This is Frank Sinatra's centennial year, an appropriate time for Kaplan to deliver the second and final volume of his engaging
I really perked up when the conversation turned to the notion of likability. Who says we have to like a character? Yet Franzen claims that "the safest thing" in writing fiction is not caring what the reader wants, in the sense of realizing, "Not everyone will like this guy."
As I recently reported in Publishers Weekly Writers for the Sea is a new organization formed on June 8, 2015--World Oceans Day--and already making a splash offering many enthralling ways of describing our salty blue marble planet. What prompted the creation of Writers for the Sea?