Author: Daniel Francis
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007
Killer whales once had a reputation that was even fiercer than their name. But in 1964 the Vancouver Aquarium obtained its first killer whale, Moby Doll, and discovered that they were not the vicious man-eaters of legend. In January 2002, scientists reunited "Springer," a young orphaned whale found in Puget Sound, with her family in BC. At the same time another lone whale turned up on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The people of Nootka Sound adopted "Luna" as their own. Another rescue was planned to return Luna to his family but this time there so no happy ending. In OPERATION ORCA, award-winning author Daniel Francis gives breadth to the political debate of whether to interfere or let nature take its course.
Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Thar she blows! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on an Alaskan whale watching adventure. On their first day, they see a mother orca and her calf. But the next day, the baby orca is missing! The calf needs its mother’s milk. Can the kids solve this whale of a mystery? The alphabet is over, but the mysteries continue in this seventh A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, featuring a 26-letter secret message hidden in the illustrations.
Author: Jason Michael Colby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-05-08
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.
A notorious wildlife criminal is trolling Norwegian waters, preparing to illegally capture a live killer whale for a mega-aquarium. Before you can say Call Me Ishmael, Special Agent Poppy McVie's on the case. She'll be damed if she'll let one more killer whale be sold into slavery, sentenced to live in a bathtub for the rest of his life. Armed with attitude, Poppy and her new partner, Special Agent Dalton, go undercover to avoid the political entanglements of a whaling nation. But working so closely with Dalton causes entanglements of its own. No matter the danger, Poppy's determined to hook the one man who's never been caught.
As distributed applications become more sophisticated, their implementation becomes more and more difficult. It is therefore important to study how to facilitate the implementation of efficient distributed applications. This thesis reviews the different classes of distributed languages and presents a new approach to develop efficient distributed programs using the Ada language. This approach is compared in detail with existing distributed programming languages, existing approaches to distributed Ada programs, and the Distributed Annex of the new revision of Ada language.
New York, 1880: Lady Eliza Sumner hat nicht nur gerade ihren Vater, sondern auch ihr Vermögen und ihren Verlobten verloren. Nun reist sie inkognito nach New York, um dort bei einer wohlhabenden Familie als Gouvernante zu arbeiten. Gleichzeitig hält sie Ausschau nach dem Vermögensverwalter, der sich mit ihrem Geld abgesetzt hat und jetzt vorgibt, ein englischer Adliger zu sein. Hamilton Beckett ist der begehrteste Junggeselle der Stadt. Der gutaussehende Witwer hat alle Hände voll zu tun, sich um geschäftliche Probleme und seine beiden unerzogenen Kinder zu kümmern. Da hat ihm Eliza, die ihm nachts bei einem Einbruch über den Weg läuft, gerade noch gefehlt. Als die Ereignisse sich überstürzen, fangen die beiden an zu erkennen, dass Gott vielleicht doch einen viel besseren Plan für ihr Leben hat.
Author: Anita Daher
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When Junior Canadian Rangers, Colly and Jaz, visit Colly's uncle on Canada's Arctic coast, they are quick to discover something is amiss. Someone has been hunting gyrfalcons, the official bird of the Northwest Territories. Could it be poachers? During a pretend emergency, Colly and Jaz put two and five together and end up in a terrifying race for their lives!
Author: Joshua Horwitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Documents the efforts of crusading lawyer Joel Renolds and marine biologist Ken Balcolm to expose a covert U.S. Navy sub detection system that caused whales to beach themselves, an effort that challenged Ken's loyalties and pitted them against powerful military adversaries.
While volunteering at the local zoo, Robyn, Nick and Trevor learn that grizzly bears are being poached and their gall bladders removed for use in alternative medicine. Always ready to solve a mystery, the kids set out to find the poachers. Bear is not only big game, they learn, but big money to poachers. The stakes are high and the suspects many, as the kids head into their most dangerous adventure yet.
Author: Kate Hill
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Orca Soundings are teen novels for reluctant readers. Orca Currents are middle-school novels for reluctant readers. Written at a grade 2.0 to grade 4.5 reading level, these compelling contemporary novels have proven incredibly popular with teachers and librarians looking for material that will engage their most reluctant of readers. Orca has always provided professionally written teachers guides to accompany these books. Now we offer a complete resource guide to enable classroom integration of these popular titles. Including sections on reading levels, book discussion groups, literacy circles, assessment and follow-up activities, this resource guide enables a teacher to implement the Orca Soundings and Orca Currents series as part of a comprehensive independent reading and literacy unit.