Made of industrial wool felt by artist Tristin Lowe, this sculptural representation of the white sperm whale from Melville's novel measures 52 feet long - complete with barnacles and harpoon slashes.

Melville, Herman, Barry Moser, Andrew Hoyem, Charles A. Bigelow, and Kris Holmes. Moby Dick, or, The whale. San Francisco: Arion Press. The images above are from the Arion Press printing of the...

D. Graham Burnett. Trying Leviathan. the Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature. xiv + 304 pp., figs. biblio., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press,