Exploiting the Sea

Exploiting the Sea

by Alan G. Jamieson
     
 

Exploiting the Sea offers new perspectives on Britain's vital but changing relationship with the sea since the late nineteenth century. It assesses the significance to the British economy of sea-reliant industries such as shipping, shipbuilding, fishing, coastal trading and seaside tourism. It also seeks to explain why the clear pre-eminence that Britain

Overview

Exploiting the Sea offers new perspectives on Britain's vital but changing relationship with the sea since the late nineteenth century. It assesses the significance to the British economy of sea-reliant industries such as shipping, shipbuilding, fishing, coastal trading and seaside tourism. It also seeks to explain why the clear pre-eminence that Britain established in the maritime world during the Victorian era has not been sustained in the twentieth century. Exploiting the Sea is a new volume in the highly successful series Exeter Maritime Studies, and brings together contributions from experts writing in their own specialist fields to give a wide-ranging but structured analytical approach to a misunderstood subject.

Editorial Reviews

Asia Pacific Shipping

“A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries.” –Asia Pacific Shipping, Aug 2001

International Journal of Maritime History

“A collection that considers a very wide range of the functional aspects of Britain’s relative and absolute maritime decline.” –International Journal of Maritime History

The Great Circle

“The strength of these papers lies in their breadth. They are well written and researched pieces, and there will be few maritime historians who won’t find something new and interesting amongst these studies.” –The Great Circle, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2001

Work Boat World Magazine

“A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries.” –Work Boat World Magazine, July 2001

From the Publisher
"The strength of these papers lies in their breadth. They are well written and researched pieces, and there will be few maritime historians who won't find something new and interesting amongst these studies."—The Great Circle

"A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries."—Asia Pacific Shipping

"A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries."—Work Boat World Magazine

"A collection that considers a very wide range of the functional aspects of Britain's relative and absolute maritime decline."—International Journal of Maritime History

"Within the confines of 220 pages these studies provide a concise and valuable insight into some of the economic, political and social forces that have helped to reduce Britain's former maritime pre-eminence ... recommended to all who would wish to widen their nautical horizons."—The Mariner's Mirror

Fishing Boat World
A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in maritime industries.
Mariners Mirror
Within the confines of 220 pages these studies provide a concise and valuable insight into some of the economic, political and social forces that have helped to reduce Britains former maritime pre-eminence . . . recommended to all who would wish to widen their nautical horizons.
Mariner's Mirror
Within the confines of 220 pages these studies provide a concise and valuable insight into some of the economic, political and social forces that have helped to reduce Britain's former maritime pre-eminence ... recommended to all who would wish to widen their nautical horizons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859895330
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Exeter Maritime Studies
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Starkey joined the History Department at Hull when he became the holder of the first permanent lectureship to be dedicated to maritime historical studies in the UK university sector - the Wilson Family Lectureship in Maritime History. Dr Starkey is Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull. Alan G. Jamieson is Leverhulme Research Fellow in British Maritime History in the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter.

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