Book ID: CBB000850687

Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature (2007)

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Burnett, D. Graham (Author)


Princeton University Press


Publication Date: 2007
Physical Details: xiv + 266 pp.; ill.; maps; bibl.; index
Language: English

Description Details the 1818 trial Maurice v. Judd that concerned the question of whether whale oil was fish oil, and the social, cultural, and religious ramifications of this question.


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Review O'Har, George (2009) Review of "Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature". Technology and Culture (p. 251). unapi

Review Benson, Keith R. (2008) Review of "Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature". Journal of the History of Biology (p. 768). unapi

Review Robinson, Michael (2009) Review of "Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 169). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Waller, G. N. H.
Jones, Jamie L.
Mazzeo, Marco
Felix Lüttger
Mead, J. G.
Thomas Beale
Journals
Archives of Natural History
Azimuth
Nature
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Environmental History
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Publishers
University of California Press
University of Delaware
Wallstein Verlag
University of Minnesota Press
Rutgers University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Concepts
Natural history
Whales
Nature and its relationship to culture; human-nature relationships
Science and society
Science and religion
Zoology
People
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc de
Melville, Herman
Jordan, Karl
Darwin, Charles Robert
Corbechon, Jean
Cary, William
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
21st century
20th century, early
17th century
Places
United States
New York (U.S.)
Great Britain
Northwest Passage
Fiji
Tokyo (Japan)
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