Of Orcas and Men

Of Orcas and Men

What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

by David Neiwert

Hardback Publication Date: 24/09/2015

  $35.00
The orca otherwise known as the killer whale is one of earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, orcas have languages and cultures and even long term memories, and their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. They are also benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive orca industry and the endangerment of their population in Puget Sound that much more damning.
In Of Orcas and Men, a marvellously compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting, and scientific research, David Neiwert explores an extraordinary species and its occasionally fraught relationship with human beings. In the tradition of Barry Lopez's classic Of Wolves and Men, David Neiwert's book is a triumph of reporting, observation, and research, and a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom's most remarkable members.
ISBN:
9780715649916
9780715649916
Category:
Marine & freshwater mammals
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
24-09-2015
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
307
Dimensions (mm):
235x158x30mm
Weight:
0.55kg
David Neiwert

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

He is the author of Of Orcas and Men, And Hell Followed With Her, The Eliminationists, Strawberry Days, Death on the Fourth of July, and In God 's Country. He is also co-author, with John Amato, of Over the Cliff. He is senior editor at CrooksandLiars.com and blogs at Orcinus.

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