Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan

Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization

In this history of fishing-not as sport but as sustenance-archaeologist and best-selling 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 readers how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.

Buy Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780300240047
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan

Book Reviews - Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization book by Brian Fagan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Books By Brian Fagan

Great Archaeologists by Brian Fagan
Hardback, August 2014
$44.99 $49.99
Complete Ice Age: How Climate Change Shaped the World by Brian Fagan
Hardback, October 2009
$49.50 $55.00
Beyond the Blue Horizon by Brian Fagan
Paperback / softback, November 2014
$17.99 $19.99
Intimate Bond by Brian Fagan
Paperback / softback, February 2017
$25.20 $28.00