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Whales & Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas
By Kurkpatrick Dorsey and William Cronon (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Washington Pr
Publication date February 9, 2016
Pages 365
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780295995595
ISBN-10 0295995599
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts ―and their ultimate failure.

Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop "rational"―what today would be called sustainable―whaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues, powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable.

Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for today's pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability.

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from Univ of Washington Pr (November 18, 2013)
9780295993119 | details & prices | 365 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.44 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry.
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Reprint edition from Univ of Washington Pr (February 9, 2016)
9780295995595 | details & prices | 365 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.95
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About: Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry.

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