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Author Saulitis, Eva, 1963-2016.

Title Into great silence : a memoir of discovery and loss among vanishing orcas / Eva Saulitis.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2012]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  599.536 SAU    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  599.536 SAU    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  599.536 SAU    AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 249).
Contents The last one -- Place of first permission -- By beaver, by bear -- Lucky Star -- Whale camp -- First encounter -- Cut loose -- Into the labyrinth -- Memorize these things -- The survival value of exuberance -- Boys in blueberry season -- No passage out -- Vegans and carnivores -- Season of dead water -- Refugia -- When it happens -- Where the whales are -- Part of the darkness -- Into the ice, into the oil -- Groundings -- Beast and beauty -- Quiet sounds -- Scientific magic -- The whale called Eyak -- On being hushed and silent -- Tallying icebergs -- Wild horses, green skies -- Mercifully untranslatable -- Survivors -- A human silence -- In named and unnamed coves -- The smallest island -- It barely makes a sound -- Breathing in never-night -- Transients outside the box -- Uncommon language -- The poetry of predation -- Nine silences -- Into great silence -- Hunger -- More than we understand -- What the numbers say -- What the silence says -- Spaces between facts -- Silence as survival -- The story inside the flesh -- Snippets and transparencies -- The other world -- Where the seals are -- Book of changes -- Lament for Eyak -- In a language lost to us, Eyak is singing -- The spirit line.
Summary Presents a scientist's study of one family of orca whales in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on their ability to reproduce and survive, as she considers the long-term implications the spill has for Alaskan wildlife.
Subject Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Alaska : 1989) (OCoLC)fst01754997
Chronological Term 1989
Subject Killer whale -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.
Killer whale -- Mortality -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.
Killer whale -- Effect of oil spills on -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.
Whales -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989 -- Environmental aspects.
Schwertwal. (DE-588)4328271-4
Sterblichkeit. (DE-588)4057312-6
Ölpest. (DE-588)4129524-9
Killer whale. (OCoLC)fst00987505
Killer whale -- Effect of oil spills on. (OCoLC)fst00987507
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01044784
Whales. (OCoLC)fst01174266
Prince William Sound. (DE-588)4467562-8
Alaska. (OCoLC)fst01204480
Pacific Ocean -- Prince William Sound. (OCoLC)fst01246058
ISBN 9780807014356 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0807014354 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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