Orca by Peter Knudtson
Visions of the Killer Whale

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The orca, also known as the killer whale, is one of the most intriguing and mysterious animals in the world. This lavishly illustrated portrait of this almost mythical sea mammal offers visions of the orca throughout the ages and across cultures, describing its hunting techniques and refined sonar and communication abilities. Full-color photographs capture whales breaching, playing, hunting, and caring for their young. The book also discusses the ethics of captivity and the environmental threats to whale populations. A foreword by internationally acclaimed scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki is included.


About Peter Knudtson

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Published October 1, 1996 by Sierra Club Books for Children. 110 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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From its haunting cover to the playful shot on its last page, this book is filled with enchanting photographs and artistic renderings of orcas by assorted contributors.

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