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The unnatural history of the sea : the past and the future of man and fishing

Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: London : Gaia, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Written by a world authority on marine conservation. Highly topical - Constant item in the news, and a large concern for much of the public. Uses involving stories of individuals as an example of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Callum Roberts
ISBN: 9781856752947 1856752941
OCLC Number: 124981765
Description: xiv, 448 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. 1. Explorers and exploiters in the age of plenty --
ch. 1. The end of innocence --
ch .2. The origins of intensive fishing --
ch. 3. Newfound lands --
ch. 4. More fish than water --
ch. 5. Plunder of the Caribbean --
ch. 6. The age of merchant adventures --
ch. 7. Whaling : the first global industry --
ch. 8. To the ends of the Earth for seals --
ch. 9. The great fisheries of Europe --
ch. 10. The first trawling revolution --
ch. 11. The dawn of industrial fishing --
pt. 2. The modern era of industrial fishing --
ch. 12. The inexhaustible sea --
ch. 13. The legacy of whaling --
ch. 14. Emptying European seas --
ch. 15. The downfall of king cod --
ch 16. Slow death of an estuary : Chesapeake Bay --
ch .17. The collapse of coral --
ch. 18. Shifting baselines --
ch .19. Ghost habitats --
ch. 20. Hunting on the high plains of the open sea --
ch. 21. Violating the last great wilderness --
pt. 3. The once and future ocean --
ch. 22. No place left to hide --
ch. 23. Barbequed jellyfish or swordfish steak? --
ch. 24. Reinventing fishery management --
ch. 25. The return of abundance --
ch. 26. The future of fish --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Callum Roberts.

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