Fishing the European Coast
By (author) Mike Smylie
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Fishing the European Coast by Mike Smylie
Book DescriptionNo-one knows when the first fishing boat set out to sea, although river fishing by boat was quite likely the earlier. Mosaics from the Mediterranean show vessels encircling shoals dating from the first century although Egyptian tomb reliefs dated to 6000BC show nets being set. In Britain, we also know that Mesolithic man was moving about by boat, again in about 6000BC. These people, primarily wanderers, were also hunter gatherers. Jesus, we are told, sailed aboard fishing boats on the Sea of Galilee around the early years of the first century AD whilst Caesar noted that wooden boats were in use in Britain sometime after the Roman invasion. However, in these pages, it is really only the last two centuries that concern us. Although the roots of some of the vessels may go back many generations, in the main those in these pages are still in existence in some form or other, even if not for their original intended use.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752446288
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike Smylie
Traditional Fishing Boats of Europe, Paperback (March 2013)
The first history of traditional fishing boats of Europe.
Herring, Hardback (May 2011)» View all books by Mike Smylie
The story of herring is entwined in the history of commercial fishing. For over two millennia, herring have been commercially caught and its importance to the coastal people of Britain cannot be measured. This title looks at the effects of the herring on the people who caught them, the ways of life, the superstitions of the fisher folk, and more.
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Author Biography - Mike Smylie
Mike Smylie lives in Bristol, and won Radio 4 Food campaigner of the Year in 2004. He has written the best-selling Herring: A History of the Silver Darlings for Tempus Publishing.
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