Author David Neiwert speaks on new book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.”

  • Tue Jul 14th, 2015 5:47pm
  • News

Come to The Whale Museum on Wednesday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with David Neiwert, author of the newly released book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.”

Neiwert explores an extraordinary species and its occasionally fraught relationship with human beings.

Beginning with their role in myth and contemporary popular culture, Neiwert shows how killer whales came to capture our imaginations, and brings to life the often catastrophic environmental consequences of that appeal.

Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle. He is the author of many books, including “And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border and “Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community.” His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. He is also a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.  The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N. Founded in 1976, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales through education and research. The Whale Museum can be found on-line at www.whalemuseum.org.