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The unnatural history of the sea

Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on firsthand accounts of early explorers, pirates, merchants, fishers, and travelers, the book recreates the oceans of the past: waters teeming with whales, sea lions, sea otters, turtles, and giant fish. The abundance of marine life described by 15th century seafarers is almost unimaginable today, but Roberts both brings it alive and artfully traces its depletion. Collapsing fisheries, he shows, are simply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Callum Roberts
ISBN: 9781597261029 1597261025 1597261610 9781597261616
OCLC Number: 80019884
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Environment) 2008
Description: xvii, 435 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Explorers and Exploiters in the Age of Plenty: The end of innocence ; The origins of intensive fishing ; Newfound lands ; More fish than water ; Plunder of the Caribbean ; The age of merchant adventures ; Whaling : the first global industry ; To the ends of the Earth for seals ; The great fisheries of Europe ; The first trawling revolution ; The dawn of industrial fishing --
pt. II. The Modern Era of Industrial Fishing: The inexhaustible sea ; The legacy of whaling ; Emptying European seas ; The downfall of king cod ; Slow death of an estuary: Chesapeake Bay ; The collapse of coral ; Shifting baselines ; Ghost habitats ; Hunting on the high plains of the open sea ; Violating the last great wilderness --
pt. III. The Once and Future Ocean: No place left to hide ; Barbequed jellyfish or swordfish steak? ; Reinventing fishery management ; The return of abundance ; The future of fish.
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A fascinating journey through 1,000 years of human exploitation and exploration of the sea.  Read more...

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., ."passionate and immensely important book..." .,."passionate and immensely important book..." .,."passionate and immensely important book..." -- Jonathan Yardley "Washington Post" (First review): Read more...

 
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