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Trying Leviathan The Nineteenth-century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780691129501
  • ISBN: 0691129509
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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

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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.Burnett, D. Graham is the author of 'Trying Leviathan The Nineteenth-century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature', published 2007 under ISBN 9780691129501 and ISBN 0691129509.

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