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Trying Leviathan

Trying Leviathan
  • Author : D. Graham Burnett
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 04 January 2010
  • ISBN : 1400833981
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 ratings
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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 then-popular--and biblically sanctioned--view that the whale was a fish. The immediate dispute was mundane: whether whale oil was fish oil and therefore subject to state inspection. But the trial fueled a sensational public debate in which nothing less than the order of nature--and how we know it--was at stake. Burnett vividly recreates the trial, during which a parade of experts--pea-coated whalemen, pompous philosophers, Jacobin lawyers--took the witness stand, brandishing books, drawings, and anatomical reports, and telling tall tales from whaling voyages. Falling in the middle of the century between Linnaeus and Darwin, the trial dramatized a revolutionary period that saw radical transformations in the understanding of the natural world. Out went comfortable biblical categories, and in came new sorting methods based on the minutiae of interior anatomy--and louche details about the sexual behaviors of God's creatures. When leviathan breached in New York in 1818, this strange beast churned both the natural and social orders--and not everyone would survive.


Trying Leviathan

Trying Leviathan
  • Author : D. Graham Burnett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 04 January 2010
GET THIS BOOKTrying Leviathan

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


Trying Leviathan

Trying Leviathan
  • Author : D. Graham Burnett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 04 January 2010
GET THIS BOOKTrying Leviathan

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


Leviathan

Leviathan
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 05 February 2016
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Contesting Leviathan

Contesting Leviathan
  • Author : Les Beldo
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 27 February 2021
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In 1999, off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, the first gray whale in seven decades was killed by Makah whalers. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, set off a fierce political and environmental debate. Whalers from the Makah Indian Tribe and antiwhaling activists have clashed for over twenty years, with no end to this conflict in sight. In Contesting Leviathan, anthropologist Les Beldo describes the complex judicial and political climate for whale conservation in the



Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes
  • Author : James S. A. Corey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release : 15 June 2011
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The first book in the revolutionary New York Times bestselling Expanse series, a modern masterwork of science fiction. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series. Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of


Ahab's Rolling Sea

Ahab's Rolling Sea
  • Author : Richard J. King
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 11 November 2019
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Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the “best book ever written about nature,” and nearly the entirety of the story is set on the waves, with scarcely a whiff of land. In fact, Ishmael’s sea yarn is in conversation with


Leviathan

Leviathan
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 October 2009
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The first novel in a masterful trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld that School Library Journal hailed is "sure to become a classic." It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker, and Deryn


The Return of the Russian Leviathan

The Return of the Russian Leviathan
  • Author : Sergei Medvedev
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 18 December 2019
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Russia’s relationship with its neighbours and with the West has worsened dramatically in recent years. Under Vladimir Putin’s leadership, the country has annexed Crimea, begun a war in Eastern Ukraine, used chemical weapons on the streets of the UK and created an army of Internet trolls to meddle in the US presidential elections. How should we understand this apparent relapse into aggressive imperialism and militarism? In this book, Sergei Medvedev argues that this new wave of Russian nationalism




Ex Mex

Ex Mex
  • Author : Jorge G. Castaneda
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 01 August 2009
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From the massive nationwide rally in support of immigrant rights in May 2006 to protests against the increasingly frequent immigration raids across the country, the public debate on immigration reform has largely centered on Mexican immigrants. Yet, in the United States, we rarely hear the Mexican perspective on the issue. In “portraits that defy American stereotypes of who is a Mexican immigrant” (Booklist ), former Mexican foreign minister and eminent scholar Jorge G. Castañeda describes just who makes up the newest


Leviathan

Leviathan
  • Author : Don Pendleton,Dennis Pendleton
  • Publisher : Worldwide Library
  • Release : 27 February 2021
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When Mack Bolan goes undercover to destroy an offshore drilling rig that is being used as a narcotics manufacuring plant financed by corrupt CIA agents and the Mafia, the rig is attacked by otherworldly creatures who have a deadly mission of their own. Original.


Leviathan

Leviathan
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 27 May 2010
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The year is 1914 and Europe, armed with futuristic machines and biotechnology, is on the precipice of war. Prince Aleksandar is fleeing for his life, having discovered that his parents have been assassinated and he is now a target for the Clanker Powers, a group determined to take over the globe with their mechanical machinery. When he meets Deryn Sharpe, an orphan girl who has disguised herself as a boy so she can to join the British Air Service, they form


Liberal Leviathan

Liberal Leviathan
  • Author : G. John Ikenberry
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 26 August 2012
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In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in providing security and prosperity to more people, but in the last decade the American-led order has been troubled. Some argue that the Bush administration undermined it. Others argue that we are witnessing he end of the American era. In Liberal Leviathan G.