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The Resource Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan, Jakobina K. Arch

Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan, Jakobina K. Arch

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Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan
Title
Bringing whales ashore
Title remainder
oceans and the environment of early modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
Jakobina K. Arch
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Language
eng
Summary
"Today, Japan defends its controversial whaling expeditions by invoking tradition--but what was the historical reality? In examining the techniques and impacts of whaling during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), Jakobina Arch shows that the organized, shore-based whaling that first developed during these years bore little resemblance to modern Japanese whaling. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from whaling ledgers to recipe books and gravestones for fetal whales, she traces how the images of whales and byproducts of commercial whaling were woven into the lives of people throughout Japan. Economically, Pacific Ocean resources were central in supporting the expanding Tokugawa state. In this vivid and nuanced study of how the Japanese people brought whales ashore during the Tokugawa period, Arch makes important contributions to both environmental and Japanese history by connecting Japanese whaling to marine environmental history in the Pacific, including the devastating impact of American whaling in the nineteenth century."--
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Arch, Jakobina K
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
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  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Japan
  • Whaling
  • Tokugawa period, Japan, 1600-1868
  • Whaling
  • Whaling
  • Japan
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Label
Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan, Jakobina K. Arch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : The aquamarine archipelago / by Paul S. Sutter -- Acknowledgments -- Note on the text -- Maps of whaling areas -- Introduction -- Seeing from the sea : a whale's-eye view of Japan -- Bringing whales ashore, whalers offshore : coastal networks and the history of whaling -- Moving whales from coasts to mountains : the circulation and use of whale products -- Seeding stories : whales as cultural and scholarly inspiration -- Memorializing whales : religious and spiritual responses to whale death -- Conclusion. Japan and its maritime space
Control code
on1019836273
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295743301
Lccn
2018000733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctddhq
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019836273
Label
Bringing whales ashore : oceans and the environment of early modern Japan, Jakobina K. Arch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword : The aquamarine archipelago / by Paul S. Sutter -- Acknowledgments -- Note on the text -- Maps of whaling areas -- Introduction -- Seeing from the sea : a whale's-eye view of Japan -- Bringing whales ashore, whalers offshore : coastal networks and the history of whaling -- Moving whales from coasts to mountains : the circulation and use of whale products -- Seeding stories : whales as cultural and scholarly inspiration -- Memorializing whales : religious and spiritual responses to whale death -- Conclusion. Japan and its maritime space
Control code
on1019836273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295743301
Lccn
2018000733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctddhq
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019836273

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