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❮KINDLE❯ ➜ The Sounding of the Whale ❤ Author D. Graham Burnett – Ant-web.co 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 thFrom 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.

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 u.

sounding ebok whale book The Sounding mobile of the pdf Sounding of the epub The Sounding of the Whale KindleOwing 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 u.

9 thoughts on “The Sounding of the Whale

  1. Nick Black Nick Black says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale Kindleoh 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


  2. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleA 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 gave them access to the bodies and organs of these creatures while later on in the 20th century it was anti submarine warfare that gave scien


  3. Forestofglory Forestofglory says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleSome 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


  4. Brian Beatty Brian Beatty says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleI'm writing a review of this for wwwPalarchnl but will briefly comment hereAs a paleontologist that studies whales I found the accounts of Remington Kellogg to be my initial draw to the book But as a whole I feel now much connected to my science and the way in which it formed I can easily see how these people could think the way they did and the author deserves a huge credit for carefully illuminating those patterns of thoughts and feelingsI'm thoroughly impressed it was well worth the length and time it took to read it


  5. Debra Debra says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleA 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. Evander v Evander v says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleUpon 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


  7. Marla Marla says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleThis is an enormous book and don't know if I'll get to every chapter but I'll try because his prose is gorgeous


  8. Pete Pete says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale Kindlei will probably never finish this book but god damn it is impressiveengaging


  9. Foggygirl Foggygirl says:

    ePUB D. Graham Burnett ✓ ✓ The Sounding of the Whale Epub ✓ of the PDF/EPUB sounding ebok, whale book, The Sounding mobile, of the pdf, Sounding of the epub, The Sounding of the Whale KindleI was expecting something along the lines of a study of whale behaviour not the history of whaling


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