Perilous Catch: A History of Commercial Fishing (BOK)

Mike Smylie

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This is the story of Britain's commercial fishermen, who have sailed out into the ravages of the surrounding seas to bring back the fish to feed their country for centuries. Theirs is one of history's most dangerous jobs and whole communities have been affected by disasters from which a number of the town's men may not have returned: in 1872 some 129 fishermen were lost in one night alone. Loss of life in the industry was caused by a number of factors: extreme weather conditions, lack of emergency support and, perhaps most crucially, most couldn't swim. Today commercial fishing is still one of the most perilous occupations in the country, claiming the lives of the fishermen and consuming those of the families left behind. Thus it is clear how poignant this history is to the occupation.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Mike Smylie
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752498003
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 294 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Fisheries & related industries