1. Happy birthday to Herman Melville, who was born 194 years ago today at 6 Pearl Street in Manhattan. 
In his epic novel Moby Dick, Melville devoted whole chapters to whale evolution, anatomy and behavior. One sperm whale fights another with its head and jaws, he writes. “Nevertheless, in his conflicts with man, he chiefly and contemptuously uses his tail.”

See this 1930-edition of Moby Dick in Whales: Giants of the Deep. 

    Happy birthday to Herman Melville, who was born 194 years ago today at 6 Pearl Street in Manhattan. 

    In his epic novel Moby Dick, Melville devoted whole chapters to whale evolution, anatomy and behavior. One sperm whale fights another with its head and jaws, he writes. “Nevertheless, in his conflicts with man, he chiefly and contemptuously uses his tail.”

    See this 1930-edition of Moby Dick in Whales: Giants of the Deep

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    My dad made me read this book when I was ten years old, and for that I am thankful.
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