Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

Author:   Shaun Grindell ,  Brian Fagan
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
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9781665261845


Publication Date:   26 September 2017
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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In this history of fishing--not as sport but as sustenance--archaeologist and bestselling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. It frequently required a search for new and better fishing grounds; its technologies, centered on boats, facilitated movement and discovery; and fish themselves, when dried and salted, were the ideal food--lightweight, nutritious, and long-lasting--for traders, travelers, and conquering armies. This history of the long interaction of humans and seafood tours archaeological sites worldwide to show listeners how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.

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Author:   Shaun Grindell ,  Brian Fagan
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
Imprint:   Tantor Audio
ISBN:  

9781665261845


ISBN 10:   1665261846
Publication Date:   26 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Gently scholarly, elegant. . . . A compelling picture of how fishing was so integral in each society's development. A multilayered, nuanced tour of 'fishing societies throughout the world' and across millennia.-- Kirkus


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Shaun Grindell, actor and Earphones Award-winning narrator, was born and raised in Southampton, England. His training includes the Calland School of Speech and Drama and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in London. He has been seen on stage in London and Las Vegas. Brian Fagan was born in England, did fieldwork in Africa, and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Fish on Friday, The Little Ice Age, The Long Summer, and the New York Times bestseller The Great Warming.

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