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Sounding the whale

Moby-Dick as epic novel

by Christopher Sten

  • 18 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Kent State University Press in Kent, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.,
  • Epic literature, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Whaling in literature.,
  • Whales in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChristopher Sten.
    ContributionsSten, Christopher, 1944-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2384.M62 S69 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 91 p. ;
    Number of Pages91
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL979938M
    ISBN 100873385608
    LC Control Number96017392

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Sounding the Whale is Christopher Sten's comprehensive account of his own close encounter with Moby-Dick. Originally a long, self-contained chapter in The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel, just published by Kent State University Press, this chapter-by-chapter study of Moby-Dick evolved as a book within a book.

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Originally a long, self-contained chapter in The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel, just published by Kent State University Press, this chapter-by-chapter study of Moby-Dick evolved as a book within a book.

Sounding the Whale is Christopher Sten’s comprehensive account of his own close encounter with Moby-Dick. Originally a long, self-contained chapter in The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel, just published by Kent State University Press, this chapter-by-chapter study of Moby-Dick evolved as a book within a : The Kent State University Press.

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Originally a long, self-contained chapter in The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel, just published by the Kent State University Press, this chapter-by-chapter study of Moby-Dick evolved as a book within a book.

Graham Burnett, the author of “The Sounding of the Whale,” a sweeping, important study of cetacean science and policy, has quite literally “tried the whale” and could probably describe for. Jennie Erin Smith reviews "The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the 20th Century" by D.

Graham : Jennie Erin Smith. "The heft of The Sounding of the Whale does not weigh it down, not least because Burnett takes the reader on some wonderfully strange detours. Like one of the flensers, who carved the blubber off whales, Burnett scrambles and rappels across the living and dead bodies of his subjects with aplomb.".

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I have always been interested in things of the ocean and of course, I immedietly bought the book.5/5(5). Etymology and definitions.

The word "whale" comes from the Old English hwæl, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto Indo European *(s)kwal-o- meaning "large sea fish". The Proto-Germanic *hwalaz is also the source of Old Saxon hwal, Old Norse hvalr, hvalfiskr, Swedish val, Middle Dutch wal, walvisc, Dutch walvis, Old High German wal, and German Wal.

The obsolete "whalefish" has a similar Class: Mammalia. Sounding the Whale is Christopher Sten?s comprehensive account of his own close encounter with Moby-Dick.

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The mechanisms used to produce sound vary from one family of cetaceans to another. Marine mammals, such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises, are much more dependent on sound for communication and sensation than are land mammals, because other senses are of limited effectiveness in water.