Killer Whales

Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789482665
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

Shattering the myths about these intricate and mysterious creatures, a relevatory guide explores the many extraordinary facets of killer whales, from their amazing hunting skills and superior strength to their ability to communicate.

Killer Whales

Author: Nancy J. Nielsen
Publisher: Edge Books
ISBN: 1560652365
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the killer whale and discusses its reproduction, hunting, and food habits

Killer Whales of the World

Author: Robert W. Baird
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760326541
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

An in-depth introduction to a popular species of marine mammal and the various habitats in which it can be found. Annotation. Killer Whales of the World is an in-depth introduction to a ubiquitous, easily recognized, and popular species of marine mammal. Those interested in marine biology, marine animals, coastal conservation issues and animal lovers in general are sure to appreciate this book. This comprehensive and highly informative book explains the origin of the name "Killer Whale," where they can be found, their traveling behaviors and feeding habits, and some of the threats they face as a species. It also examines this well-known whale's place in popular culture. For those who just cannot seem to get enough of this hugely popular mammal, the book offers places to find additional information about killer whales and also gives some locations where readers can go to see the animal first hand. Annotation. Baird, a US biologist expert on killer whales (aka: orcas), helped relocate Keiko (of fame) to Iceland. He presents facts and research on these Cetaceans, where to see them, a conservation case study, and current thinking on whether there is more than one species. Includes color photos, distribution maps, and websites for further information. Oversize landscape format. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Killer Whales

Author: John K. B. Ford
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774844307
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

This new edition of this best-selling book presents updated results ofover twenty-five years of killer whale research in British Columbia andWashington. Intended for both whale enthusiasts and researchers, itcontains the latest information on killer whale natural history andpresents a catalogue of close to 300 photographs of"resident" killer whales as well as a genealogical registrythat enables readers to identify individual killer whales and theirfamily groups. The technique of photographing the dorsal fin and greysaddle patch of whales has revolutionized the study of killer whales,allowing researchers to follow individuals over the course of manyyears.

Killer Whales

Author: Charnan Simon
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 0531268349
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces killer whales, discussing their physical characteristics, diet, habitats, and status as an endangered species.

Killer Whales

Author: Anne Welsbacher
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 073681065X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes killer whales, their habits, where they live, their hunting methods, and how they exist in the world of people.

Killer Whales

Author: John F. Prevost
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1562394746
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the characteristics and behavior of the orca, or killer whale, including the care of their young

Killer Whales

Author: Adam Woog
Publisher: Kidhaven
ISBN: 073770702X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses killer whale anatomy, behavior, hunting practices and diet, and the threats they face from humans.

Of Orcas and Men What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

Author: David Neiwert
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781468312294
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Science

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.

Killer Whales

Author: Janet Riehecky
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429633871
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Describes killer whales, their physical features, how they hunt and kill, and their role in the ecosystem"--Provided by publisher.

Killer Whales

Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781575057286
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents information on the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of killer whales, with an emphasis on how they hunt.

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Author: Mark Leiren-Young
ISBN: 177164351X
Release Date: 2017-08-29

The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale -- a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed to the public in 1964. Moby Doll -- as the whale became known -- was an instant celebrity, drawing 20,000 visitors on the one and only day he was exhibited. He died within a few months, but his famous gentleness sparked a worldwide crusade that transformed how people understood and appreciated orcas. Because of Moby Doll, we stopped fearing "killers" and grew to love and respect "orcas."


Author: Peter Knudtson
ISBN: 1553650344
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

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.

Killer Whales

Author: John Malam
ISBN: 1906370141
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Killer whale

'Scary Creatures' is an entertaining series investigating the more grisly aspects of natural history. Each book features startlingly realistic illustrations and impressive photographs.