Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us 1st Edition

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“Human beings need to learn from and understand the cooperative nature of orca society. 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

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

“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

“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

“[A] breathtaking survey of orca science, folklore, and mystery.”
- The Stranger

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.”
- Examiner.com

About the Author

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.

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