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Of Orcas and Men - by David Neiwert (Paperback)

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A celebrated journalist's eye-opening history of orcas, and an exploration of their relationship with human beings--a must-read for anyone who's ever been moved by these remarkable creatures



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In Of Orcas and Men, a marvelously compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting, and scientific research, David Neiwert explores how this extraordinary species has come to capture our imaginations--and the catastrophic environmental consequences of that appeal.

Orcas are one of Earth's most intelligent animals. Benign and gentle, with their own languages and cultures, orcas' amazing capacity for long-term memory and, arguably, compassion, makes the ugly story of the captive-orca industry especially damning.

In the tradition of Barry Lopez's classic Of Wolves and Men, David Neiwert's book is a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom's most remarkable members.

"Powerful and beautifully written." --Jane Goodall



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Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us explores just how intelligent these creatures really are, what that means for us, and what we might possibly learn from them.

[A] breathtaking survey of orca science, folklore, and mystery.

A triumph of far-ranging research and vivid storytelling. Eloquent, astute, and compassionate.--Brenda Peterson, author of Build Me an Ark: A Life With Animals

A wide-ranging, interesting book that should be required reading for school-aged environmentalists.

Humans and killer whales have a long and complicated history, one that David Neiwert describes forcefully and eloquently in this fascinating and highly readable book.--David Kirby, New York Times bestselling author of Death at SeaWorld

Many of the stories are incredible and heartwarming, other shocking. This book is a great read for any nature lover.--Jeffrey Ventre, Blackfish cast member

One of the most comprehensive works to date for anyone who has become enthralled by this magnificent animal.--Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of Blackfish



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David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle. He is the author of many books, including And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community. His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He is also a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Theme: Marine Life
Format: Paperback
Author: David Neiwert
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50804492
UPC: 9781468313024
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4756
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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