Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put The Whale On Trial And Challenged The Order Of Nature

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(Princeton University Press, 2010)by D. Graham Burnett

The fascinating account of a trial in 1818 in which the new science of taxonomy came up against the popular and biblically sanctioned view that whales are fish, creating a public debate centering on the very order of nature and how we perceive it.

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