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From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Teeth and The Wave, a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man.

Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, scientists have discovered dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, feel despondent, adorn themselves, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, form cliques, throw tantrums, gossip, scheme.

Several native peoples trace their lineage to dolphins. They are the stars of multimillion dollar aquatic theme parks, money that has fueled a sinister illicit trade as shown in the documentary Blackfish. The US Navy has a secret program using dolphins as undersea soldiers. The theory that they are a superior, extraterrestial species is popular among the new age fringe. They are the victims of brutal slaughters as depicted in the documentary The Cove. To swim with a dolphin is a transporting experience, an encounter with a being seemingly so like us, yet so alien.

No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth contemporary classics of writing on the oceans. For two years Casey traveled the world, and now she has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.

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  • “Part science, part memoir, part impassioned plea for change, Casey’s look at the world of dolphins—and our mistreatment of them—fascinates.”

    People

  • Casey transports us through the many truths and myths about dolphins…. Painstakingly researched and gorgeously written, Voices in the Ocean provides textbook-depth education that is based on Casey’s years of swimming the open seas with dolphins, interviews with leading experts and protectors, and harrowing trips to the nether reaches of the globe where horrific brutalities occur. USA Today 
  • [W]hat starts out as a feelgood, new-agey account darkens like the sunlight diminishing in the deep, subtly turning into a devastating chronicle of one of the most egregious mismatches in natural-human history. The result is a brilliantly written and passionate book.... timely and urgent. The Guardian 
  • A meticulously reported global odyssey during which [Susan Casey] sets out to answer the simple question: why do dolphins elicit such intense emotions and behaviors in humans? . . . Fans of Casey's writing know that she has an inexhaustible curiosity and a knack for fully embracing her subject. Outside Magazine
  • "Part science, part memoir, part impassioned plea for change, Casey's look at the world of dolphins―and our mistreatment of them―fascinates. People 
  • Casey reports with an open mind.... Casey’s moving writing left me with some hope for a better future for dolphins and humans.
    Slate 
  • “Casey transports us through the many truths and myths about dolphins…Painstakingly researched and gorgeously written, Voices in the Ocean provides textbook-depth education that is based on Casey’s years of swimming the open seas with dolphins, interviews with leading experts and protectors, and harrowing trips to the nether reaches of the globe where horrific brutalities occur.”

    USA Today

  • “A meticulously reported global odyssey during which [Susan Casey] sets out to answer the simple question: why do dolphins elicit such intense emotions and behaviors in humans?…Fans of Casey’s writing know that she has an inexhaustible curiosity and a knack for fully embracing her subject.”

    Outside

  • “Casey reports with an open mind…Casey’s moving writing left me with some hope for a better future for dolphins and humans.”

    Slate

  • “Casey touches on a variety of subjects, including dolphin behavior and science (they work together, experience joy, show real purpose and a sense of self)…Casey loves her subject, and we all know there is something special about dolphins, even if we non-experts aren’t quite sure what it is.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[Casey] embarks an investigation into the world of dolphins, impressing the reader with her curiosity and thrilling sense of discovery as she travels the world to learn about these unique creatures…She describes early research into the brain science of dolphins…explores the cultural significance of dolphins in different cultures…But the most compelling aspect of the book is Casey’s investigation of the current plight of dolphins…[this] book comes as a welcome addition on a topic also explored in the recent documentaries The Cove and Blackfish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for August 2015
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science
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