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Orca by Erich Hoyt
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Oct 29, 11

Read in May, 2011

This is an excellent book. Thorough, in-depth, fascinating. Erich Hoyt explores the world of the Orca in tremendous detail, but the book is never dull. Hoyt covers his subject like a scientist, but has a gift for storytelling as well. There's plenty of action. "Orca" is about people, too-- how human perception re: these creatures has dramatically changed. 40-50 years ago Orcas were considered dangerous, indiscriminate killers. A menace. Hoyt explains how careful, painstaking research gradually helped paint a different picture; of a playful and extraordinarily intelligent mammal. Highly recommend.
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