Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us (MP3 CD)

Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us By David Neiwert, Gabriel Vaughan (Read by) Cover Image
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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 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 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798874640736
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 19th, 2023
Language: English