Science writer and curator Margaret Wertheim discusses Moby Dick as science fiction, whales as the petroleum of the 19th century, and Melville's respectful treatment of both the whalers and the whale.
Filmed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton
Story edited by Nic Cha Kim
Edited by Eric Heights
Music: "The Moments of Our Mornings" by Kai Engel