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The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century
   
Author talk by D. Graham Burnett, Prof. of History, Princeton University

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2:00 PM

From the Bible to Melville, whales were historically depicted as terrifying, mysterious monsters–deserving only of slaughter. Burnett will discuss how 20th century scientific research and environmental awareness has led to an appreciation of whales as highly evolved, complex mammals critical to marine ecosystems and deserving of regulatory protection.

Regular admission rates apply.  $9 adults; $7 seniors; $6, ages 3-18.

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge. 

www.hmnh.harvard.edu  617-354-6106

NYTimes review of Burnett's book 

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Parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage, but see website for instructions.    

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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Sunday, Mar 11 2012 at 2:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA


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