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Published: 01 January 2004

293 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973007398

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The British Whaling Trade

Gordon Jackson

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This book provides a comprehensive economic history of the British Whaling Trade, divided into two eras of significant technological difference
  • The book consults official statistical material to determine the size and performance of various whaling fleets; eye-witness accounts and state papers for the early history of the trade; log books, and trade and customs records for the eighteenth century; and the documents of the Southern Whaling Company, Salvesen, and Unilever for insights into the modern whaling period
  • The book concludes with appendices containing statistical data concerning whale oil, whale stocks, and the price of goods, two bibliographies of further reading, and a conclusion that free competition and market demand simply exhausted whale stocks beyond any possibility of restoration