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The Exploited Seas: New Directions for Marine Environmental History

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


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. The book is divided into four chapter groups, the first concerned with Newfoundland and Grand Banks’ fisheries, the second with the pote ... More

Keywords: Marine Ecosystems, Endangered Animals, Fishing History, Ecological Change, Harvested Species, Exploited Ecosystems, Marine Populations, Fisheries, History of Marine Animal Populations Program

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007312
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Poul Holm, editor

Tim D. Smith, editor

David J. Starkey, editor

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