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Fish Decks : Seafarers of the North Atlantic

McCloskey, William B., Jr.

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ISBN 10: 1557780765 / ISBN 13: 9781557780768
Published by Paragon House Publishers, Saint Paul, MN, 1990
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Title: Fish Decks : Seafarers of the North Atlantic

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers, Saint Paul, MN

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Describes the daily life of modern fishermen and women, looks at lore and traditions of the industry, and discusses modern threats from pollution, overfishing and international politics

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Fishing may be the last of the hunting occupations to survive as an industry. McCloskey, a scientist, author, and commercial fisherman of worldwide experience, lived and worked with fishing people from Chesapeake Bay to Labrador, on small Norwegian boats and huge trawlers, and with Canadian sealers, over the last dozen years. This is a first-hand account of the lives and working conditions of self-sufficient, fiercely independent people battling not only the elements but also technological and political changes. McCloskey is a keen observer, not a judge, with an eye for history and context, and an insider's knowledge. His vivid descriptions of maritime fishing might well be placed beside Peter Matthiessen's Men's Lives (LJ 5/1/86; one of LJ' s "Best Books of 1986") for anyone interested in understanding the hard price these people pay for their chosen way of life. Highly recommended for general as well as specialist and YA readers.
- Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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