Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:10/30/2014 - Overlook Hardcover
By: David Neiwert
The orcaotherwise known as the killer whaleis 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 industryand the endangerment of their population in Puget Soundthat much more damning. In Of Orcas and Men, a marvelously compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting, and scientific research, David Neiwert explores an extraordinary species and its occasionally fraught relationship with human beings. Beginning with their role in myth and contemporary popular culture, Neiwert shows how killer whales came to capture our imaginations, and brings to life the often catastrophic environmental consequences of that appeal. 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.