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The Resource Trying Leviathan : the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature, D. Graham Burnett

Trying Leviathan : the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature, D. Graham Burnett

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Trying Leviathan : the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature
Title
Trying Leviathan
Title remainder
the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature
Statement of responsibility
D. Graham Burnett
Title variation
Nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I can't remember reading a more intelligent and well-written book than Graham Burnett's Trying Leviathan. He is a brilliant writer and he has transformed a nineteenth-century legal battle over the taxonomic classification of whales into a wonderful and engaging book."--Richard Ellis, author of "Men and Whales"
  • "Burnett shows the conflicted heart of nineteenth-century American science by looking at the complicated, amusing, and well-publicized trial of Maurice v. Judd, in which the question at stake was whether a whale is a fish. This makes a fascinating story, Burnett writes uncommonly well, and the final chapter is one of the most interesting pieces of popular science that I have ever read. "Trying Leviathan" is a powerful and brilliant addition to the history of American science and culture."--James Gilbert, University of Maryland
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burnett, D. Graham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.M38
LC item number
B87 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maurice, James
  • Judd, Samuel
  • Trials (Tax evasion)
  • Whale oil
  • Whales
  • Whaling
  • Zoology
Label
Trying Leviathan : the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature, D. Graham Burnett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Common sense
  • The
  • philosophical whale
  • Naturalists in the crow's nest
  • Men of affairs
  • The
  • jury steps out
Control code
85830679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 266 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691129501
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85830679
Label
Trying Leviathan : the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature, D. Graham Burnett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Common sense
  • The
  • philosophical whale
  • Naturalists in the crow's nest
  • Men of affairs
  • The
  • jury steps out
Control code
85830679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 266 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691129501
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85830679

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