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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 ...
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 world’s most mysterious places in all of its richness and complexity.
|A Message from David Suzuki||VII|
|The Whole Haunted Sea: An Introduction||1|
|Chapter 1||The Beginning of the World||13|
|Chapter 2||The Order of Things||45|
|Chapter 3||From Sea Cows to Civilization||73|
|Chapter 4||Spectral Flotillas and Lost Colonies||95|
|Chapter 5||Muskets, Manchu Nobles, and Machines||131|
|Chapter 6||Salmon Domains, Trophic Highways, and Bute Wax Episodes||163|
|Chapter 7||The Necessary Mysteries of the North Pacific||189|