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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Max Ritts; John Shiga Abstract Throughout the Cold War, the US Navy aggressively explored the sound-making and sound-detecting capacities of cetaceans to help it retain its supremacy in marine battle space. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises were engaged as animals that “see with sound,” that produce...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... (toxic) substances. Indeed, we are hit with ever more grotesque accounts of animal life extinguished by toxins: “An orca that was found dead last year is now considered one of the most polluted whales ever found.” 1 This orca, Lulu, a member of one of the last Orca pods near the United Kingdom, calls...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Chilean-Norwegian whaling enterprise in the early twentieth century. We are inside a large, horseshoe-shaped, flooded caldera, the crater of a volcano that last erupted in 1970, closing the scientific stations that had been active there. These days it is one of Antarctica’s tourism hot spots as well as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... whale hunting, and the penguins at the Bailey Head colony—the colony depicted by Salgado—were used as fuel in the vessels where the whale oil was extracted. The penguin colony only survived because with the shrinking whale population the whalers' colony declined—until it was recently revived as a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Mario Blaser has put it most succinctly, writing about a recent conflict between the Canadian Department of Fisheries and the Mowachat First Nation in British Columbia over the fate of a young orca whale that the tribe insisted on keeping with them on the grounds that it was an embodiment of their...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the burgeoning middle class. Carson herself was, at times, a savvy exploiter of these very trends; in her speech at the New York Herald Tribune 's Book and Author Luncheon in 1951, she captured her listeners' attention with underwater recordings of shrimp, fish, and whales from the Woods Hole...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and their naturalcultural interactions with toxicity. 1 The ideas of toxic embodiment play out in the social imaginaries of science and popular culture. Toxins have become a widespread and well-known threat to life on the planet, accompanied by iconic photographs of dead killer whales washed ashore...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to be the way they are today. 50 As Cruikshank recounts, “Raven, the trickster and world-maker, left evidence of his travels in geographical features he transformed. Raven once strategically disappeared down the blow-hole of a whale and spent the winter feasting comfortably on the finest blubber...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... original work is cited and is not altered or transformed. Giant isopods are one of the star attractions in the Toba Aquarium, Japan. Under normal circumstances these crustaceans live at depth on the cold, dark ocean floor, scavenging flesh from dead fish and whales. Their alien appearance, as well as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Land of the Grandfathers ) were followed by the seascape composition Ngartong: Encounter Bay Jubilee Music for 12 Cellos (1986). This significant artistic response to the intelligent, social and graceful life of whales and the relentless pursuit of these placid beasts for profit commemorates the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
... but are open to conscious intervention for others, such as whales and dolphins. 58 But to invoke again a more Freudian sense of unconsciousness, what about actions such as compulsive hand washing? These are not identical to involuntary reflexes, but neither are they entirely voluntary. It is such...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., when she assumes the role of hunter. While she was treated with great generosity and respect by Arnold Brower, who takes her with him to participate in an Inupiat whale hunt, she nevertheless feels distinctly out of place. Certainly, this is because, as a woman, she is breaking the Inupiat taboo...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of the Arctic Ocean where, according to legend, a spiritually attuned Iñupiaq woman went to hear the voices of birds, whales and unseen things around her.” 29 In the catalog that accompanies the installation, Adams similarly reiterates that “[t]he specificity of this work comes from the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 May 2016
... if nature's largesse will never end. As Hardin exemplifies, “maritime nations still respond automatically to the shibboleth of the ‘freedom of the seas.’ Professing to believe in the ‘inexhaustible resources of the oceans,’ they bring species after species of fish and whales closer to extinction.” 7...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
... death sees animals, plants and humans sharing a common life force”, with a “continuity and fluidity between humans and other life.” 28 Animal lifeways do not avoid violence. Lynn Schooler, describing humpback whales feeding, writes “a hundred tons of small silver lives perished in the feeding...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and they discovered images of mythic beings, boomerangs, and whales engraved on exposed sandstone platforms around the harbor. The clan groups occupying the country around Sydney were resourceful in adapting to the changes that followed European arrival, but in 1789 an introduced disease, probably...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... not understood from a transparent reading of a biological analysis of whale populations, but from a complex array of assumptions and expectations about the qualities of the place.” 31 In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, travel writing expressed ideas about a reciprocal formation of Icelandic...