Of Orcas and Men

Of Orcas and Men

What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

by David Neiwert

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 10/08/2017

  $19.99
The orca is one of Earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, they have languages and cultures and even long-term memories. Their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. Despite their label as `killer whales' they are often benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry and the endangerment of their population around the world that much more tragic. In Of Orcas and Men, David Neiwert provides a compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting and scientific research on a majestic species. He explores the sometimes fraught relationship between this extraordinary animal and human beings, both in the wild and in captivity. 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:
9780715652213
9780715652213
Category:
Wildlife: aquatic creatures
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10-08-2017
Publisher:
Duckworth Overlook
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
198x130mm
Weight:
0.3kg
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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