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The Last Great Sea: A Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean

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The North Pacific Ocean is the planets last great producer of fish, giving up about 25 million tonnes annually. Commercially, it has surpassed the Atlantic Ocean in importance, and Hong Kong has replaced Rotterdam as the worlds busiest port. Increasingly, the North Pacific is a region of key geopolitical significance.

In this compelling journey around the North Pacific Ocean, Terry Glavin sheds light on the various mysteries of this last great sea. Until recently, people imagined that civilizations came late to this region of the globe. But maritime civilizations along the North Pacific stretch back to antiquity, when fishing settlements first arose at the mouths of rivers, brought there by the abundance of salmon; nowhere else on earth have people been so dependent on fish.

Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and powerfully argued, The Last Great Sea reveals one of the worlds most mysterious places in all of its richness and complexity.

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Terry Glavin sheds light on the mysteries of the North Pacific Ocean — a place of cultural and ecological richness and complexity. The maritime history of the North Pacific is rife with apocryphal voyages, legendary armadas, lost colonies, and fabled portals through continents. Glavin also explores current ecological phenomena — huge phytoplankton blooms and dying birds and fish — and the significance of these events. The Last Great Sea is a thoroughly researched, beautifully written exploration of one of the worlds most mysterious places.

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By the author of numerous books of natural history, including "Dead Reckoning, " this is a voyage through the human and natural history of the North Pacific Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550549546
Foreword:
Safina, Carl
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Foreword by:
Safina, Carl
Foreword:
Safina, Carl
Author:
Glavin, Terry
Author:
Safina, Carl
Location:
Vancouver
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
North Pacific Ocean.
Subject:
Human ecology - North Pacific Ocean
Subject:
Natural history -- North Pacific Ocean.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
GTR-134
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14.5 oz

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Terry Glavin sheds light on the mysteries of the North Pacific Ocean — a place of cultural and ecological richness and complexity. The maritime history of the North Pacific is rife with apocryphal voyages, legendary armadas, lost colonies, and fabled portals through continents. Glavin also explores current ecological phenomena — huge phytoplankton blooms and dying birds and fish — and the significance of these events. The Last Great Sea is a thoroughly researched, beautifully written exploration of one of the worlds most mysterious places.
"Synopsis" by , By the author of numerous books of natural history, including "Dead Reckoning, " this is a voyage through the human and natural history of the North Pacific Ocean.
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