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Author Bolster, W. Jeffrey.

Title The mortal sea : fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail / W. Jeffrey Bolster
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 378 pages, 20 unnumbered 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
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-333) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fisheries -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Fishers -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Fishery management -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Marine biodiversity -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Atlantic Coast (Canada) -- History.
Atlantic Coast (New England) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012010747
ISBN 0674067215 (electronic bk.)
9780674067219 (electronic bk.)
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