Of Orcas and Men

Author: David Neiwert
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 9780715653104
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Nature

The orca is one of earth’s most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, they have languages and cultures and even long-term memories. Their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. Despite their label as ‘killer whales’ they are often benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry and the endangerment of their population around the world that much more tragic. In Of Orcas and Men, David Neiwert provides a compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting and scientific research on a majestic species. He explores the sometimes fraught relationship between this extraordinary animal and human beings, both in the wild and in captivity. David Neiwert’s book is a triumph of reporting, observation and research, and a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom’s most remarkable members.

Und sie fliegt doch

Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446440678
Release Date: 2014-07-28
Genre: Science

Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.

Schwimmen mit Orcas in der Wildnis

Author: Mandy Köhler
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783737594400
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Pets

Ein wahrhaftig Großes Abenteuer, Schwimmen mit einer Gruppe Orcas. Mein schönster und bester Urlaub, den ich je hatte. Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass dieser Wunsch für mich einmal in Erfüllung geht. Auch für meine Mutter, welche mit ins Wasser gekommen war, war es das Größte was sie je in ihrem Leben getan hatte. Diese Erfahrung werde ich nie wieder vergessen. Bei den Orcas habe ich das gefunden, was ich mein Leben lang gesucht hatte.


Author: Dan Kainen
ISBN: 3737352089
Release Date: 2015-07-23

Wale und Delfine der Welt

Author: Mark Simmonds
ISBN: 3768817660
Release Date: 2006

In dem Text-/Bildband beschreibt der Meeresbiologe die verschiedenen Wal- und Delfinarten der Welt, ihre Verbreitung, Biologie und Lebensgewohnheiten und ihre Beziehung zum Menschen.


Author: Jason Michael Colby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190673093
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: History

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first place. Drawing on interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason M. Colby tells the exhilarating and often heartbreaking story of how people came to love the ocean's greatest predator. Historically reviled as dangerous pests, killer whales were dying by the hundreds, even thousands, by the 1950s--the victims of whalers, fishermen, and even the US military. In the Pacific Northwest, fishermen shot them, scientists harpooned them, and the Canadian government mounted a machine gun to eliminate them. But that all changed in 1965, when Seattle entrepreneur Ted Griffin became the first person to swim and perform with a captive killer whale. The show proved wildly popular, and he began capturing and selling others, including Sea World's first Shamu. Over the following decade, live display transformed views of Orcinus orca. The public embraced killer whales as charismatic and friendly, while scientists enjoyed their first access to live orcas. In the Pacific Northwest, these captive encounters reshaped regional values and helped drive environmental activism, including Greenpeace's anti-whaling campaigns. Yet even as Northwesterners taught the world to love whales, they came to oppose their captivity and to fight for the freedom of a marine predator that had become a regional icon. This is the definitive history of how the feared and despised "killer" became the beloved "orca"--and what that has meant for our relationship with the ocean and its creatures.

Die schlimmste Reise der Welt

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492959087
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Travel

Als die Wege in die Antarktis noch »heroischen Charakter « hatten, machte sich Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Spross einer altenglischen Familie, erst 24-jährig auf, dem berühmten Polarforscher Scott zum Südpol zu folgen. Die Expedition misslang; Scott und einige seiner Gefährten verloren ihr Leben. Cherry-Garrard jedoch gelang die Heimkehr, zahnlos fast, aber von der Berufung beseelt, die Geschichte dieser unmenschlich entbehrungsreichen Mission aufzuschreiben. Die Geschichte eines Scheiterns, aber zugleich auch ein Monument der Freundschaft und des Idealismus: wie man sich in die ewige Nacht aufmacht, nur um das Ei eines Kaiserpinguins zu finden.

The Orca Scientists

Author: Kim Perez Valice
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781328476746
Release Date: 2018-07-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Follow the scientists working in the Pacific Northwest to learn about the orca whale population there, as they race to save these remarkable mammals from extinction. Perfect for fans of The Great White Shark Scientist and readers looking for excellent nonfiction on this high-interest animal. Orcas have a reputation for being bloodthirsty, but that myth is being debunked as scientists learn more about these "killer" animals. Readers follow scientists in the Pacific Northwest who study the nuanced communication patterns, family structure, and socialization of orca whales, from marine biologists to specialists in the study of sound. With stunning photography and attention to field-based detail, The Orca Scientists paints a vivid picture of the individuals who have made it their life's work to better understand orcas, as well as the whales they are helping to avoid extinction.

Chasing at the Surface

Author: Sharon Mentyka
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 9781943328611
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sometimes finding your way home takes more than courage. It takes a leap of faith. Chasing at the Surface tells the story of a young girl’s courage and the healing power of nature. After her mother unexpectedly leaves home, twelve-year old Marisa struggles with her feelings of loss and abandonment just as a pod of nineteen orca whales—mothers with their new calves following a run of chum salmon—become trapped in the enclosed inlet near her Northwest home. Marisa’s journey to help the whales find their way home brings her to a new understanding of the assaults humans have had on nature, and the complicated meaning of family and home.

The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology

Author: Aaron Zimmerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317516750
Release Date: 2018-11-02
Genre: Philosophy

The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology brings together philosophers, cognitive scientists, developmental and evolutionary psychologists, animal ethologists, intellectual historians, and educators to provide the most comprehensive analysis of the prospects for moral knowledge ever assembled in print. The book’s thirty chapters feature leading experts describing the nature of moral thought, its evolution, childhood development, and neurological realization. Various forms of moral skepticism are addressed along with the historical development of ideals of moral knowledge and their role in law, education, legal policy, and other areas of social life. Highlights include: • Analyses of moral cognition and moral learning by leading cognitive scientists • Accounts of the normative practices of animals by expert animal ethologists • An overview of the evolution of cooperation by preeminent evolutionary psychologists • Sophisticated treatments of moral skepticism, relativism, moral uncertainty, and know-how by renowned philosophers • Scholarly accounts of the development of Western moral thinking by eminent intellectual historians • Careful analyses of the role played by conceptions of moral knowledge in political liberation movements, religious institutions, criminal law, secondary education, and professional codes of ethics articulated by cutting-edge social and moral philosophers.

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Author: Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641080471
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Fiction

Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.

Lebenslang ist nicht genug

Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054144
Release Date: 2010-11-12
Genre: Fiction

Eigentlich ist Gail Winton zu beneiden: Sie führt eine glückliche Ehe mit einem unkomplizierten Mann, hat zwei reizende Töchter und ein sorgenfreies Leben. Doch dann bricht ihre Welt über Nacht zusammen. Ihre sechsjährige Tochter Cindy wird vergewaltigt und ermordet. Als die Polizei keine Spur des Täters findet, nimmt Gail die Sache selbst in die Hand. Und in ihrer maßlosen Trauer wird die Suche nach dem Mann, der ihre Tochter getötet und ihre Familie zerstört hat, zu Gails Obsession ...

A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity

Author: Sandra Pollard
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439665992
Release Date: 2019-01-14
Genre: Nature

On August 8, 1970, the Southern Resident orcas of Puget Sound were herded into Penn Cove on Whidbey Island by explosives, spotter planes and speedboats in a coordinated effort to capture seven young whales. Between 1964 and 1976, dozens of these now-endangered orcas were torn from their home and sent to marine parks around the globe. Just over a decade later, all but one had died. This lone survivor is Tokitae, also known as Lolita, and she's spent most of her life performing at the Miami Seaquarium. For twenty years, the Orca Network has called for her release, and now the indigenous Lummi Nation, People of the Sea, have joined the fight. Author Sandra Pollard chronicles the extraordinary effort to bring Tokitae home.

Frei geboren

Author: Joy Adamson
ISBN: STANFORD:36105041619110
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Animal behavior

A woman describes her experiences raising an orphaned lion cub intending that it eventually return to the jungle.