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This edition was published in by Island Press/Shearwater Books in Washington, DC.

Written in English

435 pages

"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 the latest chapter in a long history of unfettered commercialization of the seas."--Jacket.

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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 the latest chapter in a long history of unfettered commercialization of the seas."--Jacket.

The unnatural history of the sea

This edition was published in by Island Press/Shearwater Books in Washington, DC.


Edition Description

"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 the latest chapter in a long history of unfettered commercialization of the seas."--Jacket.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
909/.09, 333.916409
Library of Congress
CB465 .R63 2007, CB465.R63 2007

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24770251M
Internet Archive
unnaturalhistory00robe
ISBN 10
1597261025, 1597261610
ISBN 13
9781597261029, 9781597261616
LC Control Number
2007001841
OCLC/WorldCat
80019884

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