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Spirits of the coast : orcas in science, art and history Book
Book | Royal BC Museum, Victoria, Canada : 2020.

  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Port Colborne 599.536 SPI Adult Indigenous Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available

"An insightful collection exploring the plight, past and promise of the orca, powerful symbol of BC's wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Spirits of the Coast brings together the work of marine biologists, Indigenous knowledge keepers, poets, artists and storytellers, united by their enchantment with the orca. Long feared in Western cultures as 'killer whales,' and respected and honoured by Indigenous cultures as friends, family or benefactors, orcas are complex social beings with culture and language of their own. With contributors ranging from Briony Penn to David Suzuki, Gary Geddes and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, this collection brings together diverse voices, young and old, to explore the magic, myths, and ecology of orcas. A literary and visual journey through past and possibility, Spirits of the Coast illustrates how these enigmatic animals have shaped us as much as our actions have impacted them, and provokes the reader to imagine the shape of our shared future."--

  • ISBN: 9780772677686
  • Physical Description: 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Victoria, Canada : Royal BC Museum, 2020.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Connection. SG̲aana sG̲aanagwa / Diane Brown with Severn Cullis-Suzuki ; We need orcas more than they need us / David Suzuki ; A bond through salmon, language and grandmothers / Misty MacDuffee ; The peace treaty / Rande Cook with Charlie Matilpi ; The ocean people / Martha Black ; The two brothers at Tiiaan / Adam Bell with Marianne Ignace and Lawrence Bell ; Killer whales of the southern hemisphere / Jared Towers and Rebecca Wellard ; Killer whales / Ken Balcomb -- Captivity. Killer whale / bill bissett ; Killer whales I've known / Steve Huxter ; Learning to love the sea wolves / Jason M. Colby ; Swimming into popular culture / Lorne Hammond ; Collecting culture / Gavin Hanke ; Beginnings / Paul Spong ; Killer whales who changed the world / Mark Leiren-Young -- Consciousness. Orcie the Orca / Oak and Orca School ; Learning to live with whales / Alex Morton ; J-35 / Gary Geddes ; Luna the lonely political whale / Briony Penn ; Kinship / Jess Housty ; Kakaw ìn / Valeen Jules with Patti Frank and Julia Lucas -- Orcinus Orca Skaanaa -- Artists' statements -- Contributors -- Index.


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