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Published: 01 December 2001

216 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973007312

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The Exploited Seas

New Directions for Marine Environmental History

Edited by Poul Holm, Tim D. Smith, and David J. Starkey

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • The book combines the approaches of maritime history and ecological science to explore the evolution of life-forms and eco-systems in the ocean from a historical perspective, in order to establish and develop the sub-discipline of marine environmental history
  • Documentary records relating to the human activity, such as fishing, plus naturally occurring paleo-ecological data are analysed in order to determine the structure and function of exploited ecosystems
  • he epilogue reiterates the suggestion that collaboration between historians and biologists is the key to furthering the sub-discipline

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