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Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan

Author: Jakobina K Arch
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental books
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arch, Jakobina K.
Bringing whales ashore.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017049247
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jakobina K Arch
ISBN: 9780295743301 0295743301
OCLC Number: 1019836273
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword : The aquamarine archipelago / by Paul S. Sutter --
Acknowledgments --
Note on the text --
Maps of whaling areas --
Introduction --
Seeing from the sea : a whale's-eye view of Japan --
Bringing whales ashore, whalers offshore : coastal networks and the history of whaling --
Moving whales from coasts to mountains : the circulation and use of whale products --
Seeding stories : whales as cultural and scholarly inspiration --
Memorializing whales : religious and spiritual responses to whale death --
Conclusion. Japan and its maritime space.
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Responsibility: Jakobina K. Arch.

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Arch's fascinating study is more than an interdisciplinary maritime history. . . . Whales and whaling, here, wed the historical to the contemporary, enhancing knowledge of Japanese history while Read more...

 
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