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The Resource Ahab's rolling sea : a natural history of Moby-Dick, Richard J. King

Ahab's rolling sea : a natural history of Moby-Dick, Richard J. King

Label
Ahab's rolling sea : a natural history of Moby-Dick
Title
Ahab's rolling sea
Title remainder
a natural history of Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. King
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book asks the questions of whether Moby-Dick-the first novel to represent vast metaphorical and spiritual implications for our own behavior through ocean animals- closely conveyed the understanding of whales in the nineteenth century, and what was twisted merely for the fictional purposes. Richard King lays bare the background to Moby-Dick by moving through the voyage of the Pequod, exploring topics in marine biology, oceanography, and the science of navigation as Ishmael raises them in the novel"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Richard J
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M63
LC item number
K56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea in literature
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American
  • NATURE / Animals / Marine Life
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Label
Ahab's rolling sea : a natural history of Moby-Dick, Richard J. King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ȟ̌erman Melville: Whaleman, Author, Natural Philosopher -- Numerous Fish Documents -- Cetology and Evolution -- White Whales and Natural Theology -- Whale Migration -- Wind -- Gulls, Sea-Ravens, and Albatrosses -- Small Harmless Fish -- Phosphorescence -- Sword-Fish and Lively Grounds -- Brit and Baleen -- Giant Squid -- Sharks -- Fresh Fare -- Barnacles and Sea Candies -- Practical Cetology: Spout, Senses, and the Dissection of Heads -- Whale and Human Intelligence -- Ambergris -- Coral Insects -- Grandissimus -- Whale Skeletons and Fossils -- Does the Whale Diminish? -- Mother Carey's Chickens -- Typhoons and Corpusants -- Navigation -- Seals -- The Feminine Air -- Noiseless Nautilus -- Sperm Whale Behavior -- Sky-Hawk -- Ishmael: Blue Environmentalist and Climate Refugee
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780226514963
Lccn
2019018442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089890354
  • (OCoLC)on1089890354
Label
Ahab's rolling sea : a natural history of Moby-Dick, Richard J. King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ȟ̌erman Melville: Whaleman, Author, Natural Philosopher -- Numerous Fish Documents -- Cetology and Evolution -- White Whales and Natural Theology -- Whale Migration -- Wind -- Gulls, Sea-Ravens, and Albatrosses -- Small Harmless Fish -- Phosphorescence -- Sword-Fish and Lively Grounds -- Brit and Baleen -- Giant Squid -- Sharks -- Fresh Fare -- Barnacles and Sea Candies -- Practical Cetology: Spout, Senses, and the Dissection of Heads -- Whale and Human Intelligence -- Ambergris -- Coral Insects -- Grandissimus -- Whale Skeletons and Fossils -- Does the Whale Diminish? -- Mother Carey's Chickens -- Typhoons and Corpusants -- Navigation -- Seals -- The Feminine Air -- Noiseless Nautilus -- Sperm Whale Behavior -- Sky-Hawk -- Ishmael: Blue Environmentalist and Climate Refugee
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780226514963
Lccn
2019018442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089890354
  • (OCoLC)on1089890354

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