The Sounding of the Whale (PDF)


  • Hardcover
  • 824
  • The Sounding of the Whale
  • D. Graham Burnett
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 9780226081304

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review The Sounding of the Whale 103 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett 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 Legend of Parshu Raam 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 A Place In The Shade 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 13 Sculptures Children Should Know 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 The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition realize until I was given a copy of this book that it was giant over 600 pages Anyways this was amazingly meticulously Warum macht die Nudel dumm? 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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The Sounding of the Whale

review The Sounding of the Whale 103 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett Owing kegs of fat and fertilizer to playful friends of humanity bellwethers of environmental devastation and finally totems of the counterculture in the Age of Auarius When Burnett opens his story ignorance reigns even Nature was misclassifying whales at the turn of the century and the only biological study of the species was happening in gruesome Arctic slaughterhouses But in the aftermath of World War I an international effort to bring rational regulations to the whaling industry led to an explosion of global research and regulations that while well meaning were ua. Upon picking this up I thought it would focus on the actual work done on whales than the political history behind the whaling industry and international regulation but I enjoyed it nonetheless

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review The Sounding of the Whale 103 review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett 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


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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) oh my that was an ordeal i was expecting something entirely different basically a massive new textbook on Cetacea biology and environmental biology did i horribly misread the NYT review or did the reviewer not read the book? no that was not at all what D Graham Burnett was setting out to do in this doorstop of a tome he's some kind of crazy hyperacademic historian versed in disciplines i've never thought to differentiate and certainly never

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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) characters The Sounding of the Whale A great brick of a book; Professor Burnett has summarized the history of the science of whales elegantly if in occasionally excruciating detail The original whale experts had to work closely with the whale industry as it gav

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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) 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

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    D. Graham Burnett Ð 3 free download review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) I'm writing a review of this for wwwPalarchnl but will briefly comment hereAs a paleontologist that studies whales I found t

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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett A tough read I rechecked from library twice and gave up on 2 of the chapters Very dense; half the text is footnotes Definitely well researched and detailed but I would have been satisfied with a 100 page summary and a less erudite vocabulary I enjoyed the chapter on British and Norwegian whaling and hipboot whale science and the chapter on America's interest in whale conservation

  6. says: review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) D. Graham Burnett Ð 3 free download

    characters The Sounding of the Whale The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) Upon picking this up I thought it would focus on the actual work done on whales than the political history behind the whaling industry and international regulation but I enjoyed it nonetheless

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    review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett D. Graham Burnett Ð 3 free download The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) 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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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð D. Graham Burnett characters The Sounding of the Whale i will probably never finish this book but god damn it is impressiveengaging

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    The Sounding of the Whale (PDF) I was expecting something along the lines of a study of whale behaviour not the history of whaling

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