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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization


Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

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Sep 26, 2017
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In this history of fishing—not as sport but as sustenance—archaeologist and bestselling 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 listeners how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.
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Brian Fagan was born in England and spent several years doing fieldwork in Africa. He is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of New York Times bestseller The Great Warming and many other books, including Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of the New World, and several books on climate history, including The Little Ice Age and The Long Summer.

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    Brian Fagan want us to know about the things archeologists find interesting. Here it is the role fishing has played in the history of human development. It's pretty interesting stuff, if you are into that kind of thing. I found it fascinating and I sent the link to a friend who is a Roman history buff because the Roman empire was fed with fish (as were several others).Mr. Fagan's text wanders around the world, sometimes chronologically and sometimes west to east, describing what we know about fish and the people who hunted them. The writing is clear, if not always riveting, and I learned a lot about fish, fishing, and archaeology.If you like this kind of thing, absolutely grab this book. If you are looking into the history of any culture living near the sea, there is likely something in this book for you.I received a review copy of "Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization" by Brian Fagan (Yale University Press) through NetGalley.com.