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How science inspired Moby-Dick
Hoare, P. (2013). How science inspired Moby-Dick. Nature (Lond.) 493(7431): 160-162. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/493160a
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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  • Hoare, P.

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    The author tracks the scientific influences and insights that breach throughout Herman Melville's epic novel. More than a century and a half after it was published, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick remains a key cultural bridge between human history and natural history — expressed in the vast and ominous shape of the whale. This epic novel is a laboratory of literature, created in an age before art and science became strictly demarcated.

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