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Richard J. King is an author and illustrator. He wrote Lobster, which was acclaimed by the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History, which was short-listed for the ASLE Creative Book Award and rated as one of the top five science books of 2013 by Library Journal. He is now completing Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick, forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press this November 2019, and working on an anthology of John James Audubon's sea and coastal writings, titled Audubon at Sea, co-edited with Christoph Irmscher.






Climbing aloft off New Zealand, 2018, aboard the science tall-ship Robert C. Seamans, conducting research for "Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick" from Richard King on Vimeo.