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The British Whaling Trade

Gordon Jackson


This book provides a comprehensive economic history of the British Whaling Trade, divided into two eras of significant technological difference. The first part concerns the traditional whaling trades that structured the industry for three centuries, from 1604-1914. The second part concerns the modern whaling trade between the years 1904-1963, characterised by technological advance and tremendous international competition. Gordon Jackson approaches the enormous subject of British Whaling from the perspectives of both the national economy of Britain, and the international whaling industry as a w ... More

Keywords: Whale Oil, Whale Bone, Antarctic Whaling, Antarctic Food Chain, Overfishing, Whale Exploitation, Whaling History, Whaling Technology, Antarctic Exploration, Whaling Economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007398
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Jackson, author