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The Sounding of the Whale

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Shed or widely flouted by whaling nations the first shot in a battle that continues to this day The book closes with a look at the remarkable shift in public attitudes toward whales that began in the 1960s as environmental concerns and new discoveries about whale behavior combined to make whales an object of sentimental concern and public adulation A sweeping history grounded in nearly a decade of research The Sounding of the Whale tells a remarkable story of how science politics and simple human wonder intertwined to transform the way we see these behemoths from bel This is an enormous book and don't know if I'll get to every chapter but I'll try because his prose is gorgeous Revival - Deluxe Collection, Volume 1 remarkable shift in public attitudes toward whales that began in the 1960s as environmental concerns and new discoveries about whale behavior combined to make whales an object of sentimental concern and public adulation A sweeping history grounded in nearly a decade of Child of His Heart research The Sounding of the Whale tells a A Cowboy of Her Own remarkable story of how science politics and simple human wonder intertwined to transform the way we see these behemoths from bel This is an enormous book and don't know if I'll get to every chapter but I'll try because his prose is gorgeous

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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 The Sounding of the Whale D Graham Burnett tells the fascinating story of the transformation of cetaceans from grotesue monsters useful only as wall Some of you may remember that I really enjoyed Trying Leviathan about an 1818 trial in NYC about whether a whale is fish or not that book uses the trial lenses to explore how people at the time thought about whales So when I saw the same author had written a book about 20th century whale science I was excited But I didn't realize until I was given a copy of this book that it was giant over 600 pages Anyways this was amazingly meticulously researched book full of fascinating information I would have liked a bit focus on how ordinary people thought about whales and bit less committee process So part of this where a bit of a slog for me However if you are interested in the nitty gritty of how science and policy interact this book is a treasure trove The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter 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 Cowboy Smith relationship to these superlatives of creation underwent some astonishing changes and with The Sounding of the Whale D Graham Burnett tells the fascinating story of the transformation of cetaceans from grotesue monsters useful only as wall Some of you may Cries in the Night remember that I Justice at Cardwell Ranch really enjoyed Trying Leviathan about an 1818 trial in NYC about whether a whale is fish or not that book uses the trial lenses to explore how people at the time thought about whales So when I saw the same author had written a book about 20th century whale science I was excited But I didn't Cowboy Who Came for Christmas realize until I was given a copy of this book that it was giant over 600 pages Anyways this was amazingly meticulously Cradle of Solitude researched book full of fascinating information I would have liked a bit focus on how ordinary people thought about whales and bit less committee process So part of this where a bit of a slog for me However if you are interested in the nitty gritty of how science and policy interact this book is a treasure trove

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