Operation Orca

Author: Daniel Francis
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: UCSD:31822034556670
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

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.

Operation Orca

Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 055352397X
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must solve a mystery when they go whale watching in Alaska"--

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 7 Operation Orca

Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553523980
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.

Operation Orca Rescue

Author: Kimberli Bindschatel
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996189033
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre:

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.

Poppy Mcvie

Author: Kimberli Bindschatel
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996189009
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre:

Armed with a shiny new U.S. Wildlife Service badge, Poppy McVie's on a mission to save all critters, great and small. That is, if she can keep her nose out of trouble, her sass in check, and her wild red hair pinned under that damn mountie hat. Plucked from training, she's sent undercover to Costa Rica to infiltrate a wildlife trafficking ring. Finally, her chance to make a real difference. When her new partner, Agent Dalton, orders her to be a good "wife" and stay out of his way, her first impulse is a swift kick to the groin. But no--a little yogic breathing--she's got this. Doing some reconnaissance of her own, Poppy hooks up with Noah Kingston, a sexy animal rights activist who shares her penchant for fine wine. With the help of his van-surfing friends and a one-armed monkey, Poppy plunges into the sordid underworld of black market wildlife trade, risking her badge--and her life--to exact her own kind of justice, Poppy-style.

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Author: Mark Leiren-Young
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 9781771641944
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Nature

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.”

Poppy Mcvie

Author: Kimberli Bindschatel
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996189017
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Genre:

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.

Sewer Rats

Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781554697120
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Every Saturday Jim, Mickey and Lisa battle in paintball wars held in the city’s storm-drain system. The new kid, Carter, wants to join their club, the Sewer Rats. Lisa doesn’t want him in the club. She devises risky tests for him and puts him in the path of danger at every opportunity. But the tunnels under the city are dangerous enough on their own, and soon the kids find themselves trapped and terrified as the tunnels fill with water.

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 9 April Fools Fiasco

Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399551970
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Celebrate 20 years of A to Z Mysteries! No foolin’! It’s the first of April in Green Lawn! Mr. Paskey, owner of the Book Nook, plays an April Fools’ Day prank on Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. They hatch a plan to get back at him, but then the bookstore is robbed—no joke! Can the kids track down the crook? Or will this April Fools’ be an April fail? The alphabet may be over, but the mysteries continue in this ninth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, featuring a 26-letter secret message hidden in the illustrations.

Dead in the Water

Author: Robin Stevenson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781554696000
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Despite his father's opposition, Simon "Spacey" Drake is determined to become a long-distance sailor, so he signs up for a week-long live-aboard sailing course. The trip gets off to a rough start, but the real trouble begins when Simon and Olivia, another student, get curious about a nearby cabin cruiser in an anchorage. They investigate and stumble upon an abalone poaching operation, but the poachers have far too much at stake to let a couple of kids get in their way. Simon has always believed that the only person you can count on is yourself, but when he and Olivia find their lives in danger, he knows they will have to work with the rest of the crew if they are to survive.

Distributed Programming in ADA with Protected Objects

Author: Pascal Ledru
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581120346
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Genre: Computers

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.

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition 10 Colossal Fossil

Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399552007
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In the tenth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose have a sleepover . . . with a Spinosaurus! It's sleepover night at a science museum in Boston. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose can't wait to settle their sleeping bags near the museum's colossal fossil--a giant Spinosaurus skeleton--and tour the exhibits long after closing time. But after they fall asleep, they wake to a terrible crash! Is the dinosaur fossil damaged? Or is there another big problem at the science museum? Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! From The Absent Author to The Zombie Zone, there's a mystery for every letter of the alphabet, plus ten super editions with even more A to Z fun. And don't miss Ron Roy's series for younger readers, Calendar Mysteries!

The Goddaughter

Author: Melodie Campbell
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781459801257
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: FICTION

A young gemologist who happens to be related to the local mob is reluctantly recruited to smuggle diamonds across the border...with hilarious consequences.