Exploiting the Sea

Aspects of Britain's Maritime Economy since 1870

Edited by David J. Starkey and Alan G. Jamieson

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ISBN: 9780859895330

Publication: May 1, 1998

Series: Exeter Maritime Studies

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Exploiting the Sea offers new perspectives on Britain's vital but changing relationship with the sea since the late nineteenth century. It assesses the significance to the British economy of sea-reliant industries such as shipping, shipbuilding, fishing, coastal trading and seaside tourism. It also seeks to explain why the clear pre-eminence that Britain established in the maritime world during the Victorian era has not been sustained in the twentieth century. Exploiting the Sea is a new volume in the highly successful series Exeter Maritime Studies, and brings together contributions from experts writing in their own specialist fields to give a wide-ranging but structured analytical approach to a misunderstood subject.

Alan G. Jamieson is Leverhulme Research Fellow in British Maritime History in the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter.

David J Starkey is Professor of Maritime History and Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull.

Introduction - the maritime dimension of the British economy, David J. Starkey Climax and climacteric - the British coastal trade 1870-1930, John Armstrong Britain's shipping interests since 1930, Alan G. Jamieson Dockyards and dockyard towns 1880-1939 Naval procurement and the British shipbuilding industry 1945-1964, Lewis Johnman and Anthony Gorst Cornish fish and Norwegian ice, Tony Pawlyn The development of the British distant-water trawling industry 1890-1939, Robb Robinson Yachting and aquatic recreation 1890-1960, Janet Cusack 20th-century seaside tourism strategies, Nigel Morgan British shipping and the British economy since 1870 - a retrospective view, Sidney Pollard.

Within the confines of 220 pages these studies provide a concise and valuable insight into some of the economic, political and social forces that have helped to reduce Britain’s former maritime pre-eminence . . . recommended to all who would wish to widen their nautical horizons.
Exploiting the Sea: Aspects of Britain’s Maritime Economy since 1870   The Mariner’s Mirror

A collection that considers a very wide range of the functional aspects of Britain's relative and absolute maritime decline.
  International Journal of Maritime History

A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries.
  Work Boat World Magazine

A fascinating history that contains many lessons for those currently involved in the maritime industries.
  Asia Pacific Shipping

The strength of these papers lies in their breadth. They are well written and researched pieces, and there will be few maritime historians who won't find something new and interesting amongst these studies.
  The Great Circle, Vol. 23, No. 2

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 148 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780859895330

Publication: May 1, 1998

Series: Exeter Maritime Studies

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