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Moby Dick: How Scientists Came to Love the Whale

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

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7:15pm to 9:00pm

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Mark Taper Auditorium

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Moby Dick: How Scientists Came to Love the Whale
D. Graham Burnett
In conversation with Amy Parish, primatologist and Darwinian feminist
 

How was our understanding of whales transformed from grotesque monsters, useful only as wallowing kegs of fat, to playful friends of humanity and bellwethers of environmental devastation? Burnett, a historian of science and energetic polymath, offers a sweeping history of how science, politics, and simple human wonder have transformed our way of seeing these behemoths from below.

 * Part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Public Library’s month-long citywide initiative "What Ever Happened to Moby Dick?"

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