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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
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Trying Leviathan
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the nineteenth-century New York court case that put the whale on trial and challenged the order of nature
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D. Graham Burnett
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eng
Summary
In Moby-Dick, Ishmael declares, ""Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that a whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me."" Few readers today know just how much argument Ishmael is waiving aside. In fact, Melville's antihero here takes sides in one of the great controversies of the early nineteenth century--one that ultimately had to be resolved in the courts of New York City. In Trying Leviathan, D. Graham Burnett recovers the strange story of Maurice v. Judd, an 1818 trial that pitted the new sciences of taxonomy against the
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index present
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non fiction
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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, 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, D. Graham Burnett
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt4cgb0r
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Common sense -- The philosophical whale -- Naturalists in the crow's nest -- Men of affairs -- The jury steps out
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1 online resource (299 pages)
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online
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9781400833986
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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