The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

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By W. Jeffrey Bolster 

Hardcover, 378 pages

The western Atlantic's fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than five hundred years. A historian and seafarer himself, Bolster explores our historic dependency on the Atlantic and how humans have, in turn, made an impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world beginning with medieval European up to the advent of industrialized fishing in American waters in the 20th century.

Copyright 2012 President and Fellows of Harvard College, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press