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The Resource Fishing : how the sea fed civilization, Brian Fagan

Fishing : how the sea fed civilization, Brian Fagan

Label
Fishing : how the sea fed civilization
Title
Fishing
Title remainder
how the sea fed civilization
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before prehistoric humans began to cultivate grain, they had three main methods of acquiring food: hunting, gathering, and fishing. Hunting and gathering are no longer economically important, having been replaced by their domesticated equivalents, ranching and farming. But fishing, humanity's last major source of food from the wild, has grown into a worldwide industry on which we have never been more dependent. In this history of fishing--not as sport hut as sustenance--archaeologist and writer Brian Fagan argues that fishing rivaled agriculture in its importance to civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded travel, trade, and movement. It required a constant search for new and better fishing grounds; its technologies, centered on boats, facilitated journeys of discovery; and fish themselves, when dried and salted, were the ideal food--lightweight, nutritious, and long-lasting--for traders, travelers, and conquering armies. In Fishing, Fagan tours archaeological sites worldwide to show readers how fishing fed the development of cities, empires, and ultimately the modern world."--Dust jacket
Summary
Humanity’s last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574464
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 338.3727
  • 909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how the sea fed civilization
Label
Fishing : how the sea fed civilization, Brian Fagan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-331) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bountiful waters -- Part I. Opportunistic fishers. Beginnings ; Neanderthals and moderns ; Shellfish eaters ; Baltic and Danube after the ice ; Rope-patterned fisherfolk ; The great journey revisited ; Fishers on the Pacific Northwest Coast ; The myth of a Garden of Eden ; The Calusa : shallows and sea grass ; The great fish have come in -- Part II. Fishers in the shadows. Rations for Pharaohs ; Fishing the Middle Sea ; Scaly flocks ; The fish eaters ; The Erythraean Sea ; Carp and Khmer ; Anchovies and civilization -- Part III. The end of plenty. Ants of the ocean ; The beef of the sea ; "Inexhaustible manna" ; Depletion ; More in the sea? -- Glossary of fishing terms
Control code
ocn978291325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780300215342
Lccn
2017934016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978291325
Label
Fishing : how the sea fed civilization, Brian Fagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bountiful waters -- Part I. Opportunistic fishers. Beginnings ; Neanderthals and moderns ; Shellfish eaters ; Baltic and Danube after the ice ; Rope-patterned fisherfolk ; The great journey revisited ; Fishers on the Pacific Northwest Coast ; The myth of a Garden of Eden ; The Calusa : shallows and sea grass ; The great fish have come in -- Part II. Fishers in the shadows. Rations for Pharaohs ; Fishing the Middle Sea ; Scaly flocks ; The fish eaters ; The Erythraean Sea ; Carp and Khmer ; Anchovies and civilization -- Part III. The end of plenty. Ants of the ocean ; The beef of the sea ; "Inexhaustible manna" ; Depletion ; More in the sea? -- Glossary of fishing terms
Control code
ocn978291325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780300215342
Lccn
2017934016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)978291325

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