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Beneath the Surface - Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (Hardcover) Loot Price: R277
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Beneath the Surface - Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (Hardcover): John Hargrove

Beneath the Surface - Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (Hardcover)

John Hargrove

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Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favourite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.

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Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2015
Authors: John Hargrove
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-1-137-28010-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Animal behaviour
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals > Marine & freshwater mammals
LSN: 1-137-28010-7
Barcode: 9781137280107

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