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Of Orcas And Men What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

Author : David Neiwert
ISBN : 9781468312294
Genre : Science
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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 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 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. 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.

Of Orcas And Men

Author : David Neiwert
ISBN : 9781468312294
Genre : Science
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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 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. 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.

Orcas Island

Author : Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum
ISBN : 9781439631058
Genre : History
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Orcas Island, the largest of the 172 islands in San Juan County, lies in the Salish Sea north of Puget Sound. Known as the "Gem of the San Juans" for her shimmering emerald hills bounded by 125 miles of rocky, tree-lined shore, Orcas was home to countless generations of Native Americans before the arrival of its first white settlers, formerly Hudson's Bay men who had hunted on the island, in the late 1850s. An international boundary dispute, popularly known as the Pig War, prevented early pioneers from settling land claims until the dispute was resolved by the German kaiser in 1872. Settlement grew slowly until improved steamship routes and increased commerce brought more tourists to the island. In 1906, Robert Moran built a fabulous estate, Rosario, now a world-class resort. Thousands of visitors have been coming to Orcas Island over the years to explore her forested hills, camp in Moran State Park or stay at one of the many historic resorts, and fish in the pristine waters surrounding this island paradise.

Man Eaters

Author : Michael Bright
ISBN : 9781466859692
Genre : Nature
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In Man-Eaters, a horrifying study of the world's most dangerous predatory animals and their human trophies, author Michael Bright unleashed hundreds of gruesome true stories about savage, flesh-eating predators and their human prey to shock the unshockable. If you think we're at the top of the food chain, think again. And watch your back!

The Oil Man And The Sea

Author : Arno Kopecky
ISBN : 9781771001083
Genre : Nature
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A sailing trip along the proposed Northern Gateway marine route with a fresh new voice in non-fiction. With oil and gas behemoth Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway proposal nearing approval, supertankers loaded with two million barrels of oil may soon be plying the waters from northern British Columbia down the wild Pacific Coast. This region is home to the largest tract of temperate rainforest on earth, First Nations who have lived there for millennia, and some of the world’s most biodiverse waters—one spill is all it will take to erase ten thousand years of evolution. Arno Kopecky and his companions travel aboard a forty-one-foot sailboat exploring the pristine route—a profoundly volatile marine environment that registered 1,275 marine vessel incidents—mechanical failures, collisions, explosions, groundings, and sinkings—between 1999 and 2009 alone. Neither Kopecky nor the boat’s owner have ever sailed before, yet they brave these waters alone when their captain leaves them part way through the journey. Written with Kopecky’s quick humor and deft touch, this is a rich evocation of a mythic place and the ecology, culture, and history of a legendary region with a knife at its throat.

Killer Whale

Author : Joseph J. Cook
ISBN : OSU:32435068469972
Genre : Killer whale
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Describes the killer whale, concentrating on attacks on fellow mammmals, and man.

The Missing One

Author : Lucy Atkins
ISBN : 9781848663213
Genre : Family & Relationships
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'From the very first page I was drawn in, hook, line and sinker' Amazon reviewer The bestselling noir thriller about the lengths a mother will go to protect her child. Perfect for fans of While My Eyes Were Closed and The Widow. The loss of her mother has left Kali McKenzie with too many unanswered questions. But while clearing out Elena's art studio, she finds a drawer packed with postcards, each bearing an identical one-line message from a Canadian gallery owner called Susannah Gillespie: thinking of you. Who is this woman and what does she know about Elena's hidden past? Desperate to find out, Kali travels with her toddler, Finn, to Susannah's isolated home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. But as bad weather closes in, Kali quickly realises she has made a big mistake. The enigmatic Susannah refuses to talk about the past, and as Kali struggles to piece together what happened back in the 1970s, Susannah's behaviour grows more and more erratic. Most worrying of all, Susannah is becoming increasingly preoccupied with little Finn . . . **Enjoyed The Missing One? The new novel from the inimitable Lucy Atkins, The Night Visitor, is available now!**

Cordite And Testosterone Why Men Should Not Be Running The World

Author : Cecilia Tanner
ISBN : 9780987928306
Genre : Psychology
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We see the bloodshed, the hatred, the greed, the ruthless brutality in the world, and then we look to see who is making or letting this madness happen. We find that male excesses, not male needs - certainly not women's and children's needs - drive the world.

Report

Author : Washington (State). Department of Public Service
ISBN : UOM:35112102991017
Genre : Automobiles
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Annual Report Of The Department Of Public Works Of Washington To The Governor Covering The Period From To

Author : Washington (State). Department of Public Works
ISBN : OSU:32435028139822
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Country Life

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00217501E
Genre : Country life
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Country Life Illustrated

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Sounding

Author : Hank Searls
ISBN : 9781497634862
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times–bestselling author’s intricately conceived, “remarkably eloquent” response to Moby-Dick: a story of harmony between man and whale (The Washington Post). This unique adventure tale follows two characters: one a sonar officer aboard a sinking Russian nuclear submarine; the other a massive, aging sperm whale swimming nearby. As the young man spends what may be his last days with the ship’s lovely surgeon, he listens to the plaintive calls of the whales sounding—calls of compassion, fear, and anger at humankind’s attacks on his species. Little does he realize these fellow creatures may also provide his only hope of survival. Giving voice to these magnificent mammals, Hank Searls—who in addition to his work as a writer has also been a yachtsman, underwater photographer, and Navy flyer—taps into our ancient connection to the natural world in a fascinating, suspenseful, and provocative drama.

The Children S Hour

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The Endurance Expedition

Author : Kristin Johnson
ISBN : 1617147648
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores events leading up to the expedition, how the men survived it, and Sir Ernest Shackleton and other key people involved.

Listening To Whales

Author : Alexandra Morton
ISBN : 0307487547
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was soon recognized as a defining characteristic of orca society. In 1984, Alexandra moved to a remote bay in British Columbia to continue her research with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper understanding of the mystery of whale echolocation, the vocal communication that enables the mammals to find their way in the dark sea. A fascinating study of the profound communion between humans and whales, this book will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the natural world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Penguin Natural World Of New Zealand

Author : Gerard Hutching
ISBN : CHI:61960869
Genre : Natural history
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Organised in an easy-to-look-up A to Z format, from albatrosses to ants, from kiwi to kea, from lakes to lizards, from weta to whales, this comprehensive encyclopaedia covers every aspect of New Zealand's magnificent natural history. An introductory section explains how New Zealand's unique natural world evolved through history and describes our major wildlife habitats. Feature pages provide additional information about people, the weather and physical features such as islands, mountains and rivers. The 400 pages are illustrated by hundreds of photographs from New Zealand's leading nature photographers as well as stunning artwork by the country s top natural history illustrators. In 1999 The Natural World of New Zealand won the environment category of the Montana Book Awards, the non-fiction section of the NZ Post Children's book awards, and overall best book design of the Spectrum Print Book Design Awards.

Orcas Gem Of The San Juans

Author : Fred John Splitstone
ISBN : WISC:89066012170
Genre : Orcas Island (Wash.)
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Dolphins Myths Transformation

Author : Ryan DeMares
ISBN : UCSD:31822032021487
Genre : Dolphins.
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Men And Whales

Author : Richard Ellis
ISBN : UVA:35007000376206
Genre : Whales
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