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DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale 109 SUMMARY Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ D. Graham Burnett READ & DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale Shed or widely flouted by whaling nations the first shot in a battle that continues to this day The book closes with a look at the remarkable shift in public attitudes toward whales that began in the 1960s as environmental concerns and new discoveries about whale behavior combined to make whales an object of sentimental concern and public adulation A sweeping history grounded in nearly a decade of research The Sounding of the Whale tells a remarkable story of how science politics and simple human wonder intertwined to transform the way we see these behemoths from bel. I was expecting something along the lines of a study of whale behaviour not the history of whaling

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DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale 109 SUMMARY Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ D. Graham Burnett READ & DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale 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 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. oh 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 and certainly never contemplated by herodotus or gibbon i think it was around page 353that i loudly cried out TELL US ABOUT THE FUCKING WHALES for the first time i had no idea what he was talking about at moments like this and eventually just rolled my eyes and skipped forward a few pages i have not been so bewildered by terminology partisans of strong program SSK since dating a poststructuralist women s studiesueer theorist a few weeks ago which yeah good luck getting a job with that but when not reveling in useless hieratics and frankly even they are kinda wryly amusing because Prof Burnett is obviously uite brilliant and you re just like wow dude you really waste your brain thinking about this shit go do some semiconductor physics and he s an absolutely perfect technical writer at all timesexhibit 2someone needs transfix this footnote upon a sharp stick before it becomes self aware and destroys us allso why 4 stars nich o las you ask well friends1 there s still a whole hell of a lot of awesome whale stuff among these 792 pages2 it is a technically flawless book3 he s linguistically classical as a motherfucker full of a deliciously eurocentric dead white man sprachgef hl that seems entirely out of character learned references abound and he s not miserly with the actual Greek glyphs the guy s clearly read five pages for every one of mine and remembered twenty great fun this past fortnight cursing and digging out the ol OEDe24 absolutely encyclopedic regarding cetacean history5 he s a total dick lengthy footnotes just totally talking sweet smack about all the know nothing jabroni whatnots who ve come before him and he totally deserves to do so6 some great character studies here though highly dispassionate ones7 footnotes often give descriptions like address of some hoary timeless Norwegian archivist who s lived off butter crisps whitefish oil and Sterno for 30 years Baldersgate 11A N 026 Oslo Back bedroom under bed red folder Previously unknown in the literature you can say many things but you can in no way say Prof Burnett did not set out to write the book ofwhatever exactly it is and by God succeededin a term Prof Burnett might have used himself this is a fine example of stormannsgalskap if it weren t for all the bullshit i d even generally recommend it unfortunately i doubt anyone but another weird historian or fellow half mad cetacean crazy Samoans who ought be getting married instead of reading 800 page treatises on whale policing would read it and it s expensive at 45 leave this one on the Great Wish List in Heaven my friends had to remove the snap crackle pop science tag this book is absolutely not fucking around

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DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale 109 SUMMARY Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ D. Graham Burnett READ & DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale 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 ua. Upon 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


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    DOWNLOAD (The Sounding of the Whale) AUTHOR D. Graham Burnett SUMMARY Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ D. Graham Burnett READ & DOWNLOAD The Sounding of the Whale I was expecting something along the lines of a study of whale behaviour not the history of whaling

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  • Hardcover
  • 824
  • The Sounding of the Whale
  • D. Graham Burnett
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9780226081304