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WHALES, ICE, AND MEN, THE HISTORY OF WHALING IN THE WESTERN ARCTIC

Bockstoce, John R.

Verlag: Univ Washington Press, Seattle, 1986
ISBN 10: 0295963182 / ISBN 13: 9780295963181
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Titel: WHALES, ICE, AND MEN, THE HISTORY OF WHALING...

Verlag: Univ Washington Press, Seattle

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Auflage: 1st Edition

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400 pp., Maps, Illus, Map e.p., Blue Hardback, Silver Title, 4to, VG, no DJ, 1st ed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 094959

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Inhaltsangabe: From dust jacket notes: "...The discovery of the Bering Strait whaling grounds was a pivotal event in the history of the Pacific Ocean. The Arctic whaling industry laid the foundation for the annexation of Hawaii and the acquisition of Alaska. By nearly destroying the whale population, it set off a bitter controversy between Eskimos and conservationists over hunting rights to the remaining bowheads. And, it indirectly led to the discovery of oil seeps in the Sagavanirktok River delta, and eventually to striking oil in Prudhoe Bay. In different periods the whaling industry has been glorified or vilified. John Bockstoce steers clear of these pitfalls and portrays it for what it was: an economic endeavor. It represented the industrial revolution's expansion into the most remote waters of the world, at a time when the acquisition of natural resources was considered to be a God-given right. This vivid and absorbing account will appeal to all those interested in the history of Alaska and America maritime and industrial history. With the rowing concern about whale conservation, this book is essential reading for placing their depletion in historical perspective."

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