Co-author, with Douglas Adams of Last Chance to See..., Mark Cawardine spent an eventful year criss-crossing the globe, from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, in search of whales. This is an account of these travels, related in concise but compelling prose and accompanied by Carwardine's own photographs.
"A terrific first-hand account of the joys and frustrations of whale watching, full of vivid descriptions and with an enormous cast of whales and their human admirers."
– Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
"Whales have become so much a symbol of ecological issues it's easy to forget that they are real, living breathing creatures as well. This is an excellent book about real, living breathing creatures."
– Douglas Adams