Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 8, 2014

    Tracey T.: IMG Best Cookbooks of 2014



    As the cookbook buyer for Powell's Books, I am the lucky one who gets to choose every new cookbook that comes into our stores. This means I have a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$79.99
New Compact Disc
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse US History- General

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

by

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales.

"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s, when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world—to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

Synopsis:

This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise of the burgeoning whaling industry to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

About the Author

Eric Jay Dolin studied environmental policy and biology at Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his PhD. The author of "Political Waters", he lives with his wife and children in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400134847
Author:
Dolin, Eric Jay
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Boles, James
Read:
Boles, James
Author:
Jame
Author:
s Boles
Author:
Boles, James
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Whaling -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
930

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » History and Biographies
Business » Management
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$79.99 In Stock
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781400134847 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise of the burgeoning whaling industry to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.