The Unnatural History Of The Sea
Very good. Very gently used. Clean, solid copy. No creasing or tears of any kind. Front cover outer corners have minimal edge wear. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 435 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Humanity can make short work of the oceans' creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller's sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It's a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail.
1. Aufl. 2005. IV, 240 S. Gr.-8°, OBrosch. English and rare edition. Gesuchte Ausgabe. Tadelloses Ex. Very fine copy.