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eBook Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling ePub

by G. A. Mawer

  • ISBN: 0312228090
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: G. A. Mawer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; First American Edition edition (February 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 378
  • ePub book: 1225 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1613 kb
  • Other: mobi azw mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 819

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Mawer, G. A. (G. Allen), 1943-.

Mawer, G. New York : St. Martin's Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on June 30, 2010.

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Captain Ahab's obsession with the white whale will seem like a minor eccentricity compared to the tales in. .Mawer's (Most Perfectly Safe) latest work describes the details of the whaling trade and the life of the whalers in all its brutality and misery.

Captain Ahab's obsession with the white whale will seem like a minor eccentricity compared to the tales in this beautifully written adventure story about life on the high seas. The first offshore whalers, he writes, were probably.

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"Danger and abuse, excitement and tedium, these were the lot of open . Beyond the CapesFast and loose: The rules of whaling4.

"Danger and abuse, excitement and tedium, these were the lot of open boat whalemen in the South Seas for more than two centuries. By the end of those centuries of struggle and adversity they had. Free trade and sailor's rightsRope's end: Discipline and its dangers5. Honour without profitMelting pots: Race, relations and other accommodations6. Of currents and backwatersClouds: How a whaleman vanished and a whale appeared7.

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Mawer's splendid "Ahab's Trade" tells the incredible story of South Seas (. Pacific) whaling during the 19th and 20th centuries. Great whaling history. com User, March 23, 2000. This is a really good piece of work.

The Saga of South Seas Whaling. by G. Mawer, Mawer, Allen. Published July 2000 by Allen & Unwin.

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Australian maritime historian Mawer argues that though the whalers sailed on ships bearing American, British, French, Australian, and New Zealand flags, they were in fact citizens of a separate, closed, and isolated world quite unlike that even of other seamen. He traces the rise and fall of the trade, which in two centuries decimated the spermaceti whale but also charted much of the South Pacific. Captain Ahab's obsession with the white whale is a minor eccentricity, he says, compared to some of the real stories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Comments

Muniath Muniath
A very good general history of whaling with an emphasis on the southern Pacific
Iraraeal Iraraeal
I read this book some years ago. It is Fantastic. I ordered this copy as a gift to a dear friend. As it did no arrive in time at my hotel, all was lost. I know it was my risk, but 10 days to deliver a book is poor service.
Quttaro Quttaro
Probably unfair to have just come off reading Nathaniel Philbrick's IN THE HEART OF THE SEA and then Herman Melville's MOBY DICK. Mawer's history certainly adds to the picture, but in no way grabs the reader with a superlative sea-yarn as do these other novels. Mawer cannot escape recounting the tale of the Essex and the great white whale, or re-affirming much of what Melville taught us about whaling in the long drawn-out middle ground of Moby Dick.

But Mawer's history does provide a better top-down view of the scope of the whale oil industry. A maritime historian from Australia, Mawer lends perspective to the global trade, demonstrating that New Englanders were not alone in plying the world's seas for lucrative spermaceti. British and Scandinavian whalers had their moment as well. Indeed, it is the end-market in London that fuels the bulk of the trade. Mawer takes interested readers through much of the economics of whale fishing. A chapter devoted to Charles Enderby's founding of the Southern Whale Fishery Company reads like a business school case.

The 369 page book is replete with interesting diagrams of boats, fishing ground charts, maps and illustrations. Mawer's excellent glossary would do well to supplement to any whaling literature. All this helps bring the history to life, adding factual detail to the great sea yarns. In sum, study your Mawer before investing in a whale fishing operation. But "gam" with Melville and Philbrick.
Best West Best West
Extremely informative.
Whitebeard Whitebeard
This is a really good piece of work. I'm a maritime history buff and I enjoyed it a lot. If you're at all interested in the early history of the New England states or especially interested in Nantucket and the way people there made their fortunes, I'd give this book a try. It's a good history that reads like a good novel in places. Highly recommended.