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The Sounding of the Whale - a book by Burnett, D. Graham

The Sounding of the Whale

Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century

The Sounding of the Whale( )
Author: Burnett, D. Graham
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.00
Book Description:

From the Bible’s “Canst thou raise leviathan with a hook?” to Captain Ahab’s “From Hell’s heart I stab at thee!,” from the trials of Job to the legends of Sinbad, whales have breached in the human imagination as looming figures of terror, power, confusion, and mystery. In the twentieth century, however, our understanding of and relationship to these superlatives of creation underwent some astonishing changes, and with...
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Detailed Subjects: Nature / Animals / Marine Life
Technology & Engineering / Fisheries & Aquaculture
Nature / Animals / Mammals
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 2.2 Inches
Book Weight:2.477 Pounds
Author Biography
Burnett, D. Graham (Author)
He is a historian of science & the author of Masters of All They Surveyed. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, he was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity college, Cambridge. In 1999, Chicago's Newberry Library awarded him the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography. A 1999-2000 Fellow at the Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library, he has taught at Yale & Columbia Universities. He lives in Princeton, where he is an assistant professor in the History Department.


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