About the Book:

Since the VIking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of peopl who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.


ISBN: 978-0674-28369-1

The Mortal Sea: Fishing The Atlantic In The Age of Sail