skip to content
The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail

Author: W Jeffrey Bolster
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his ... account of this interdependency, ... Bolster ... takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world."--Back cover.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Jeffrey Bolster
ISBN: 9780674283961 0674283961
OCLC Number: 876287016
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 2012.
Description: xi, 378 pages, 20 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: W. Jeffrey Bolster.

Abstract:

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  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Bolster gives a fascinating account of the devastating impact of the sail-driven machinery that was unleashed on the North Atlantic since the early Middle Ages, which now appears like a trial run for Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/876287016> # The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "876287016" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/north_atlantic_ocean> ; # North Atlantic Ocean.
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/639.2091631/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fisheries> ; # Fisheries
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/new_england_atlantic_coast> ; # New England--Atlantic Coast.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/canada_atlantic_coast> ; # Canada--Atlantic Coast.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fisheries_north_atlantic_ocean_history> ; # Fisheries--North Atlantic Ocean--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fishers> ; # Fishers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/atlantic_coast_new_england> ; # Atlantic Coast (New England)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fishers_north_atlantic_ocean_history> ; # Fishers--North Atlantic Ocean--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/atlantic_coast_canada> ; # Atlantic Coast (Canada)
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Person/bolster_w_jeffrey> ; # W. Jeffrey Bolster
   schema:bookEdition "First Harvard University Press paperback edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description ""Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his ... account of this interdependency, ... Bolster ... takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world."--Back cover."@en ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1089513737> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail"@en ;
   schema:productID "876287016" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674283961> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB437937> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/876287016> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Person/bolster_w_jeffrey> # W. Jeffrey Bolster
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Bolster" ;
   schema:givenName "W. Jeffrey" ;
   schema:name "W. Jeffrey Bolster" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/atlantic_coast_canada> # Atlantic Coast (Canada)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Atlantic Coast (Canada)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/atlantic_coast_new_england> # Atlantic Coast (New England)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Atlantic Coast (New England)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/canada_atlantic_coast> # Canada--Atlantic Coast.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Canada--Atlantic Coast." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/new_england_atlantic_coast> # New England--Atlantic Coast.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New England--Atlantic Coast." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Place/north_atlantic_ocean> # North Atlantic Ocean.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "North Atlantic Ocean." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fisheries_north_atlantic_ocean_history> # Fisheries--North Atlantic Ocean--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fisheries--North Atlantic Ocean--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1089513737#Topic/fishers_north_atlantic_ocean_history> # Fishers--North Atlantic Ocean--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fishers--North Atlantic Ocean--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674283961>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0674283961" ;
   schema:isbn "9780674283961" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.