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
Title variation
Natural history of Moby-Dick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, Ahab's Rolling Sea is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville's novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatrosses, and sharks, Richard J. King examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction. King climbs to the crow's nest, setting Melville at the very start of the Industrial Revolution and just before the publication of On the Origin of Species. He compares Ahab's and Ishmael's worldviews to how we see the ocean today: an expanse still immortal and sublime, but also in crisis. And although the concept of stewardship of the sea would have been entirely foreign, if not absurd, to Melville, King argues that Ishmael reveals his own tendencies toward what we would now call environmentalism. Featuring a coffer of illustrations and an array of interviews with contemporary scientists, fishers, and whale watch operators, Ahab's Rolling Sea offers insight not only into a cherished masterwork and its author but also into our evolving relationship with the briny deep--from whale hunters to climate refugees."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Richard J
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
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
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Seafaring life in literature
  • Whaling in literature
  • Whales in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • American literature
  • Sea stories, American
  • Nature in literature
  • Sea in literature
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Herman Melville: whaleman, author, natural philosopher -- 2. Numerous fish documents -- 3. Cetology and evolution -- 4. White whales and natural theology -- 5. Whale migration -- 6. Wind -- 7. Gulls, sea-ravens, and albatrosses -- 8. Small harmless fish -- 9. Phosphorescence -- 10. Sword-fish and lively grounds -- 11. Brit and baleen -- 12. Giant squid -- 13. Sharks -- 14. Fresh fare -- 15. Barnacles and sea candies -- 16. Practical cetology: spout, senses, and the dissection of heads -- 17. Whale and human intelligence -- 18. Ambergris -- 19. Coral insects -- 20. Grandissimus -- 21. Whale skeletons and fossils -- 22. Does the whale diminish? -- 23. Mother Carey's chickens -- 24. Typhoons and corpusants -- 25. Navigation -- 26. Seals -- 27. The feminine air -- 28. noiseless nautilus -- 29. Sperm whale behavior -- 30. Sky-hawk -- 31. Ishmael: blue environmentalist and climate refugee
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226514963
Lccn
2019018442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089890354
  • 1895816
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Herman Melville: whaleman, author, natural philosopher -- 2. Numerous fish documents -- 3. Cetology and evolution -- 4. White whales and natural theology -- 5. Whale migration -- 6. Wind -- 7. Gulls, sea-ravens, and albatrosses -- 8. Small harmless fish -- 9. Phosphorescence -- 10. Sword-fish and lively grounds -- 11. Brit and baleen -- 12. Giant squid -- 13. Sharks -- 14. Fresh fare -- 15. Barnacles and sea candies -- 16. Practical cetology: spout, senses, and the dissection of heads -- 17. Whale and human intelligence -- 18. Ambergris -- 19. Coral insects -- 20. Grandissimus -- 21. Whale skeletons and fossils -- 22. Does the whale diminish? -- 23. Mother Carey's chickens -- 24. Typhoons and corpusants -- 25. Navigation -- 26. Seals -- 27. The feminine air -- 28. noiseless nautilus -- 29. Sperm whale behavior -- 30. Sky-hawk -- 31. Ishmael: blue environmentalist and climate refugee
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226514963
Lccn
2019018442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089890354
  • 1895816

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