This is a quick plug for a book I recently read. Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals is stirring and informative. It chronicles the 2006 Antarctic campaign by Sea Shepherd, a grass roots organization that goes head to head with whalers to stop illegal whale hunting. If you enjoy a green read but need a break from books written by scientists filled with numbers and predictions, this is the book for you. It reads like fiction though, unfortunately for the sake of the marine mammals, it isn't. You'll learn fascinating facts about what our oceans used to be like, the magical creatures that still inhabit them, the current sad state of the seas and what kind of folks are willing to risk their lives to fight mass extinction. Curl up with this book on a cold winter night and get inspired.