Orca: Visions of the Killer Whale

Knudtson, Peter

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Synopsis: A reverent and scientific explication of the orca whale, combining both cultural and historical perspectives with the biological facts concerning the "killer whale." Knudtson discusses tribal identification with the orca, compares the intelligent whale to landlocked humans and wolves, and describes in detail the hunting, mating, and communication talents of the orca whale. Beautiful color photographs enhance the text with spectacular captures such as an underwater photo of an orca mother giving birth. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

From the Inside Flap: sing through a Northern fiord, diving underwater with astonishing grace, or hurtling their bodies skyward in a leaping breach, killer whales have long been admired as one of the most intriguing and mysterious of all animals. This lavishly illustrated portrait of the killer whale, or orca, which inhabits all oceans throughout the world, presents this almost mythical sea mammal in all its mystery and grandeur.

In his poetic yet scientifically precise text, author Peter Knudtson offers visions of orca throughout the ages and across cultures, from the Kwakiutl reverence for and identification with killer whales to scientists' fascination with this intelligent, large-brained counterpart to both humans and wolves on land. Knudtson also describes in vivid detail the savvy, cooperative hunting techniques of killer whales as they race in ever tighter circles around a school of herring; the dramatic birth of a calf as it shoots from its mother's body like a torpedo; and the emerging evidence about

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Title: Orca: Visions of the Killer Whale
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