Across the Pacific, writes C.M. Yonge, from northern Japan to the Californian coastline, the relentless hunt for the sea-otter’s precious fur had international consequences.
From the earliest beginnings, there has always been more to fisheries than the discovery and capture of fish. C.M. Yonge studies how their processes have evolved around the world.
C.M. Yonge shows how, during the nineteenth century, the British public began to take a keen interest in the wonders of their native beaches.
Our understanding of coral and coral reefs, believes C.M. Yonge, was greatly advanced by the voyages of Cook and Darwin to the South Pacific.