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Best books of 2010: nonfiction

- Marjorie Kehe, Monitor book editor

3. "The Whale," by Philip Hoare

"The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea," by Philip Hoare (Ecco, 464 pp., $27.99). British author Philip Hoare transforms his obsession with whales into an intricate exploration of history, literature, and science. (CSMonitor.com review, 2/24/10)

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