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The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

Author: W Jeffrey Bolster
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2012.
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Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival, and people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.
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Bolster, W. Jeffrey.
Mortal sea.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012010747
(OCoLC)780415768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Jeffrey Bolster
ISBN: 9780674067219 0674067215
OCLC Number: 812925487
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 378 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue : the historic ocean --
Depleted European seas and the discovery of America --
Plucking the low-hanging fruit --
The sea serpent and the mackerel jig --
Making the case for caution --
Waves in a troubled sea --
An avalanche of cheap fish --
Epilogue : changes in the sea.
Other Titles: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Responsibility: W. Jeffrey Bolster.
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