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Of Orcas and Men

Of Orcas and Men
What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
David Neiwert
Price: £
9.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
10 Aug 2017
ISBN: 
9780715652213
Pages: 
320
Genre: 
  • Environment & Natural History
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The powerful tribute to orca whales - a majestic species under threat

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.

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Reviews

‘In this powerful and beautifully written book, David Neiwert explores the extraordinary intelligence, rich social life, and obvious consciousness of orcas… highlights the need to rethink our relationship with other animals’ Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author of Seeds of Hope

‘Everyone who is interested in both animal and human behavior should read this remarkable book’ Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

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

‘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

‘This book was 25 years in the making, as the level of detail attests. Most enjoyable’ The Bookbag

David Neiwert

About David Neiwert

David Neiwert is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Seattle. His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He has written two acclaimed books on the topic of American right-wing extremism:  And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and The Eliminationists.
 

Of Orcas and Men

Of Orcas and Men
What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
David Neiwert
Price: £
19.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
24 Sep 2015
ISBN: 
9780715649916
Pages: 
368
Genre: 
  • Environment & Natural History
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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.

David Neiwert

About David Neiwert

David Neiwert is an award-winning investigative journalist based in Seattle. His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He has written two acclaimed books on the topic of American right-wing extremism:  And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and The Eliminationists.