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The Resource The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, Russell Fielding

The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, Russell Fielding

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The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic
Title
The wake of the whale
Title remainder
hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Russell Fielding
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Island communities in the Caribbean and the North Atlantic still use traditional methods to hunt whales and dolphins for food. Despite declining stocks worldwide and increasing health risks, artisanal whaling remains a popular practice tied to nature's rhythms. The Wake of the Whale presents the art, history, and purpose of whaling in these different cultures and climates, and describes what the future of these societies might look like as modern realities take hold. Sightings of pilot whales in the frigid Nordic waters have drawn residents of the Faroe Islands to their boats and beaches for nearly a thousand years. Down in the tropics, around the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, artisanal whaling is a younger trade, shaped by the legacies of slavery and colonialism but no less important to the local population. Each culture, Russell Fielding shows, has developed a distinct approach to whaling that preserves key traditions while adapting to threats of scarcity, the requirements of regulation, and a growing awareness of the humane treatment of animals. Yet these strategies struggle to account for the risks of regularly eating meat contaminated with methylmercury and other environmental pollutants introduced from abroad. Fielding considers how these and other factors may change whaling cultures forever, perhaps even bringing an end to this way of life.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fielding, Russell
Dewey number
639.2/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SH382.2
LC item number
.F54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Marine resources conservation
  • Marine resources conservation
Label
The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, Russell Fielding
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125744574
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The sea bean -- The most exciting word in Faroese -- Oil and history on a Caribbean beach -- The stones of Faroe -- Barrouallie, St. Vincent's blackfish town -- Drawing out Leviathan -- Laws and traditions -- The fragile link -- Culturally embedded conservation strategies -- The value of seawater -- The mercurial sea -- Conclusion: Foreignness and familiarity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674986374
Lccn
2018009236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978032615
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023057118
Label
The wake of the whale : hunter societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, Russell Fielding
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125744574
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The sea bean -- The most exciting word in Faroese -- Oil and history on a Caribbean beach -- The stones of Faroe -- Barrouallie, St. Vincent's blackfish town -- Drawing out Leviathan -- Laws and traditions -- The fragile link -- Culturally embedded conservation strategies -- The value of seawater -- The mercurial sea -- Conclusion: Foreignness and familiarity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674986374
Lccn
2018009236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978032615
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023057118

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