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

ISBN-10: 0691146152

ISBN-13: 9780691146157

Edition: 2010

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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

He is a historian of science & the author of Masters of All They Surveyed. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, he was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity college, Cambridge. In 1999, Chicago's Newberry Library awarded him the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography. A 1999-2000 Fellow at the Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library, he has taught at Yale & Columbia Universities. He lives in Princeton, where he is an assistant professor in the History Department.

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