Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us by David Neiwert

Posted by

By David Neiwert

A celebrated journalist's eye-opening heritage of orcas, and an exploration in their courting with people, Of Orcas and males does for whales what Barry Lopez did for wolvesThe orca—otherwise referred to as the killer whale—is considered one of earth's so much clever animals. Remarkably subtle, orcas have languages and cultures or even long term thoughts, and their means for echolocation is little short of a 6th experience. also they are benign and delicate, which makes the tale of the captive-orca industry—and the endangerment in their inhabitants in Puget Sound—that even more damning.

In Of Orcas and males, a marvelously compelling mixture of cultural background, environmental reporting, and clinical learn, David Neiwert explores a unprecedented species and its sometimes fraught courting with humans. starting with their function in fantasy and modern pop culture, Neiwert exhibits how killer whales got here to seize our imaginations, and brings to lifestyles the usually catastrophic environmental effects of that attraction.

In the culture of Barry Lopez's vintage Of Wolves and males, David Neiwert's e-book is a triumph of reporting, commentary, and study, and a strong tribute to at least one of the animal kingdom's such a lot impressive participants.

Show description

Read Online or Download Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us PDF

Similar nature books

The Last Wolf

The easiest nature author operating in Britain today' - la occasions publication evaluation within the final Wolf, Jim Crumley explores where of the wolf in Scotland - earlier, current and destiny - and demanding situations some of the myths which have been appeared for hundreds of years as organic truth. Bringing to endure a lifetime's immersion in his local panorama and greater than 20 years as a qualified nature author, Crumley questions a lot of the written proof at the plight of the wolf in gentle of up to date wisdom and considers the wolf in today's international, an exam that levels from Highland Scotland to Devon and from Yellowstone in North the US to Norway and Italy, as he pursues a extra thought of portrait of the animal than the historical past books have formerly provided.

Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula (The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day)

This guidebook to climbing the simplest trails within the Olympic Peninsula beneficial properties seventy three unforgettable day hikes within the Olympic Peninsula, from Hoodsport to storm Ridge to the Pacific coast. All hikes during this booklet are obtainable to citizens within the metropolitan Seattle region, making it the appropriate better half for somebody eager to spend their days within the mountains and their nights at domestic.

The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island

This can be all a part of Dorothy Sterling's attention-grabbing description of The Outer Lands, and the crops and animals that inhabit this peninsula and chain of islands alongside our New England coast.

Additional resources for Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

Example text

Margins World 32nd Annu. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, pp 110–132 Wenk H-R (1985) Measurement of pole figures. In: Wenk R-H (ed) Preferred orientation in deformed metals and rocks: an introduction to modern texture analysis. Academic Press, Orlando Yamamoto Y, Sawyer DE (2012) Systematic spatial variations in the fabric and physical properties of mass-transport deposits in the Ursa Region, Northern Gulf of Mexico. Submar Mass Mov Conseq. 1007/978-94-007-2162-3_58 Chapter 4 Seismic Geomorphology of the Israel Slump Complex in the Levant Basin (SE Mediterranean) Ovie Emmanuel Eruteya, Murad Safadi, Nicolas Waldmann, Yizhaq Makovsky, and Zvi Ben-Avraham Abstract Mass transport complexes (MTCs) are significant constituents of the post-evaporitic overburden in the Levant Basin, offshore Israel.

1) is an area where the hydrocarbon-trapping role of MTDs has been proven—as of 2014 the field has produced an estimated of 198 billion cubic feet of natural gas. It is often difficult to identify why MTDs seal and still more difficult to predict when such sealing character will occur (Aplin and Macquaker 2011). It is possible that zones with enhanced clay alignment and reduced pore-throat structure within MTDs as a result of shear deformation and remolding are important in creating the high seal quality in MTDs (Day-Stirrat et al.

It is often difficult to identify why MTDs seal and still more difficult to predict when such sealing character will occur (Aplin and Macquaker 2011). It is possible that zones with enhanced clay alignment and reduced pore-throat structure within MTDs as a result of shear deformation and remolding are important in creating the high seal quality in MTDs (Day-Stirrat et al. 2013). Moreover, different types of MTDs (attached vs. detached sensu stricto Moscardelli and Wood 2008) as well as different morpho-domains within the same MTD (Bull et al.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 19 votes