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Author: Robert D. Wagner Jr.
ISBN: 1453684131
Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
Pages 240 pages
Publisher CreateSpace (July 17, 2010)
Language English
Category: Science
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by Robert D. Wagner Jr.


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Moby-Dick is a mythic, epic tale, the central activity of which is the commercial enterprise of whaling. Melville wrote Moby-Dick in 1851, at a time when whaling was a major industry for the United States and when whale oil was a significant product. In its simplest from, it is the story of the conflict between Captain Ahab and the crew of the Pequod, and an uncommonly powerful and intelligent albino sperm whale named Moby Dick, a conflict bred by the whale's violent resistance to being captured, killed, and rendere Moby-Dick is a mythic, epic tale, the central activity of which is the commercial enterprise.

In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead

In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead.

Description this book In "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead

Description this book In "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead. Here, in " Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil," Bob Wagner casts Melville s epic novel as a lesson for the ages, one that is critical for us in today s petroleum age. Wagner s interpretation of Melville s tale connects directly with today s world, even with today s headlines

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, the work's genre classifications range from late Romantic to early Symbolist.

In the novel Moby-Dick (1851), Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak

In the novel Moby-Dick (1851), Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak. In Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil: An Admonition for the Petroleum Age (2013), author Robert Wagner draws illuminating parallels between Melville’s classic novel and the modern pursuit of petroleum resources. Wagner finds important lessons in Moby-Dick for the American economy and American ideals of environmental stewardship. His interpretation of Melville gives Moby-Dick new relevance in today’s world

The Age of Oil, also known as the Oil Age,the Petroleum Age,,or the Oil Boom, refers to the era in human history characterised by an increased use of petroleum in products and as fuel.

The Age of Oil, also known as the Oil Age,the Petroleum Age,,or the Oil Boom, refers to the era in human history characterised by an increased use of petroleum in products and as fuel. Though unrefined petroleum has been used for various purposes since ancient times, it was during the 19th century that refinement techniques were developed and gasoline engines were created.

and current British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico oil spills

and current British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico oil spills. In all these ways and more oil has drastically affected the basic social and spatial conditions of people throughout the world, as well as their modes of relating to one another. of oil and place back to Moby-Dick, but Melville’s novel remains not only the earliest but also one of the most powerful cautionary explorations of the greed and monomania that fuel the quest for oil wealth

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville, in which the sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby-Dick.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville, in which the sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby-Dick. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world

In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead. Here, in "Moby-Dick" and the Mythology of Oil, Bob Wagner casts Melville's epic novel as a lesson for the ages, one that is critical for us in today's petroleum age. Wagner's interpretation of Melville's tale connects directly with today's world, even with today's headlines. Readers concerned with the American economic experience and our relationship with the earth will find much to ponder in Wagner's illumination of the parallels between Melville's time and ours.
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The very informative and cautionary analysis of this book successfully juxtaposes the story of Ishmael, Ahab and the crew of the Pequod with the not yet complete story of humankind's global hunger for oil and the struggle between its short term profit goals and the longer term goals of protecting the planet for the future crew of the world. The background study of Herman Melville is fascinating and supports the thesis that Melville's Moby-Dick served to warn it's 19th century readers how commerce and industrialization (the pursuit of whale oil) could be a destructive force if blindly followed without self reflection. The book is convincing in its argument that the same message is vividly relevant today as we continue to blindly chase petroleum in spite of the future risks to the planet and our culture. The short history of the petroleum industry was an eye opener for this reader who had no background in the subject, and it put the issues facing us into chilling perspective when you realize the magnitude and scale of this global issue for those who profit from it as well as those who will be injured.
GAZANIK
I am an owner of a small business and oftentimes I feel in the role of Captain Ahab. Personally, I struggle with the concept of sustainability and values in my task of leading an economical enterprise at this moment in the Age of Petroleum. I particularly found Bob Wagner's approach--weaving text, author, image, mythic theme- fascinating!! I felt connected to his writing style and to him as a fellow human /author / observer. Wagner does a remarkable job placing the madness and chaos of today's economy into some form of sensibility. He must feel a strong kinship to Ishmael, the outcast / observer.

JTM
Zetadda
This is a thought-provoking read and a real gift. A hybrid -- literary study, mythic exegesis, cultural history, and primer in both contemporary oil production and the whaling industry -- this lucid and accessible work is the best kind of applied scholarship. It offers us a balanced understanding of the deeper currents of our relationship with energy. Without scolding, Wagner points us toward the fundamental shifts in understanding necessary -- and already in progress -- to ease our transition out of the petroleum age.
Thetahuginn
The author's brilliant analysis and deep reading of "Moby-Dick" reveals Melville's uncanny prescience in foretelling the crossroads at which the modern world finds itself today -- a clash between the old biblical mythology of domination and exploitation versus an impending crisis of limited resources. A must read for those wanting insight into the invisible forces moving markets and mindsets today, and particularly eye-opening for those of us working in the petroleum industry.
Vareyma
Bob Wagner's account of Moby Dick demanded me to realize their are current Captain Ahab's in corporate
directors clothing, They lead their followers to short sighted conclusive goals that the myths invalidate.
Does our comprehension of this oil goal deny our true final destination? This really provoked my interest.