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The fisherman's problem : ecology and law in the California fisheries, 1850-1980

Author: Arthur F McEvoy
Publisher: Cambridge, CB ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book represents a significant new departure in the study of ecology and change in human society.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur F McEvoy
ISBN: 0521324270 9780521324274 0521385865 9780521385862
OCLC Number: 13670668
Awards: American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and Society, 1988.
American Society for Environmental History George Perkins Marsh Prize, 1989.
Description: xvii, 368 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The problem of environment; Part I. The Miner's Canary: 2. Aboriginal fishery management; 3. The Indian fisheries commercialized; Part II. Sun, Wind, and Sail, 1850-1910: 4. Immigrant fisheries; 5. State power and the right to fish; Part III. The Industrial Frontier, 1910-1950: 6. Mechanized fishing; 7. The bureaucrat's problem; Part IV. Enclosure of the Ocean, 1950-1980: 8. Gridlock; 9. Something of a vacuum; 10. Leaving fish in the ocean; 11. An ecological community; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.
Responsibility: Arthur F. McEvoy.
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