"A brilliant book. It's scientifically well-informed, serious, funny, and full of good stories." --Living Bird
["An] elegant little history... King's witty and erudite portrait, illustrated with a wealth of images."--New York Times
"A well-penned tale of hero and hero-worshiper, charming and smart.Ē óMark Edmundson, author of Why Football Matters

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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 Devilís 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 in August, 2019, and working on an anthology of John James Audubon's sea and coastal writings, titled Audubon at Sea, co-edited with Christoph Irmscher.