BN.com Gift Guide

Orcas Of The Gulf

( 2 )

Overview

Orcas of the Gulf will be a pleasure to anyone who wants to explore the realities of nature. Mr. Gormley's awe and respect for these magnificent whales is shared with us as a small pod of Orca pass through the familiar waters off New England. We find ourselves enveloped in the interlocked, interwoven spectrum of the sea, everyday life to the Orca, white water drama and magical beauty to Man. Much seems incredible, impossible, even mythical, yet Gerard Gormley has included every available bit of science in his ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $6.00   
  • New (7) from $12.72   
  • Used (2) from $6.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.72
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10551)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$13.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(153)

Condition: New
Paperback New PAPERBACK~Contents have clean tight pages with sharp corners~GIFT QUALITY 0614.

Ships from: East Petersburg, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.23
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4518)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$14.57
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(9052)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW ITEM! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of items sold!.

Ships from: Grand Rapids, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$15.03
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17786)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$17.29
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(51)

Condition: New
Ships next business day! Brand New!

Ships from: Vancouver, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$21.79
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(94)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0595011187 Special order direct from the distributor.

Ships from: Victoria, Canada

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Orcas of the Gulf will be a pleasure to anyone who wants to explore the realities of nature. Mr. Gormley's awe and respect for these magnificent whales is shared with us as a small pod of Orca pass through the familiar waters off New England. We find ourselves enveloped in the interlocked, interwoven spectrum of the sea, everyday life to the Orca, white water drama and magical beauty to Man. Much seems incredible, impossible, even mythical, yet Gerard Gormley has included every available bit of science in his exciting and educational narrative. He takes us a few steps farther than science has yet gone with common sense and realism, challenging the scientists to discover the full world of the Orca. His narrative theories on perception, communication, pod society and chillingly realistic assessment of human impact are most interesting.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- A wealth of information for serious students. Gormley writes of this group of cetaceans with emotional intensity and, at the same time, scientific detachment. The result is an exciting blend of narrative and natural history giving vivid, even ghastly, descriptions of the orcas as they hunt, feed, and kill; Stephen King's fiction pales in comparison. Through the well-documented text, it becomes quite apparent why the orcas, feared even by white sharks, are also known for their social behavior, their gentler side. Researchers will be pleased with the rich appendix that includes 16 pages of bibliography, plus chapter notes and a detailed list of orca sightings and strandings. Within the body of the book can be found fascinating descriptions and analyses of the orcas' communication system, their sonar system for locating food, and their cooperative hunting behavior.-- Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Booknews
A narrative account of the summer migration of an orca pod from continental slope waters into the Gulf of Maine. Although everyone's intentions are undoubtedly the best, Gormley's phenomenological method, vesting the whales (and other ocean animals) with human-like motives and projects actually condescends to its subject and its audience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595011186
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Orcas

    I love animals.There so cute.I like dolphins too.Did you know that killer whales real name is orca and there not whales,there acaully dolphins.Mabye Know body is in love with animal but me.And I even think snakes are cute.And orcas,I would dare to swim with them.I LOVE ANIMALS and i will always protect them ALWAYS.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    This was a disappointinging book

    Once I read this book, I wished I hadn't It has many true facts, but in many parts the book was way over dramatized. The book is about a pod of transient orcas. Transients are noted for their small groups and appetite for mammals. Killer whale is an accurate name for this cetacean. Repeatedly dicribed are the attacks on several baleen whales. I know that transient orcas do occasionally attack and kill these giants, but I think that the scenes were way overdramatized. There is a discription of how a killer rips the beating heart of a fin whale out while it is still alive. The book goes into detail describing the look of fear in the suffering animal's eyes, after it is disemboweled. It was enough to make me vomit, and usually blood and guts don't bother me. Don't get me wrong, I do admire orcas, but I think much of this gore was put in the book to impress rather than educate. I do not recomend this book to anyone who is sensitive or is a real animal lover.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)