|How science inspired Moby-Dick|In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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.