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    The Fisherman's Problem: Ecology and Law in the California Fisheries, 1850-1980 (Studies in Environment & History) (Hardback) By (author) Arthur F. McEvoy, Series edited by Donald Worster, Series edited by Alfred W. Crosby

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    DescriptionThe living resources of California's rivers and coastal waters are among the most varied and productive in the world. They also offer a laboratory example of the mismanagement and waste that have attended the settlement and development of the North American continent. The Fisherman's Problem is a study of the interaction among resource ecology, economic enterprise, and law in the history of the California fishing industry. It analyzes the ways in which the natural environment not only provided the raw material for economic development but played an active role in it as well. As this book shows, the natural environment has a history both independent of, and yet influenced by, classic example of 'common property' re-environmental conservation generally, as well as in the management of the fisheries of the world's rivers and oceans. Professor McEvoy discusses the different ways in which human communities have harvested and managed the region's fisheries, from those of the American Indians and immigrants from Europe and Asia to those of modern, industrial-bureaucratic society. By reconstructing the ecological history of the fisheries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this study develops a new perspective on environmental problems as contemporary observers understood them and on the results of their efforts to deal with those problems. The book concludes with an analysis of significant changes taking place in the 1970s and 1980s in the politics and theory of resource management. By combining a synthesis of recent scholarship in such disciplines as law, economics, marine biology, and anthropology with original research into the fishing industry's history, the book represents a significant new departure in the study of ecology and change in human society.

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    The Fisherman's Problem
    Ecology and Law in the California Fisheries, 1850-1980
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur F. McEvoy, Series edited by Donald Worster, Series edited by Alfred W. Crosby
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 697 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521324274
    ISBN 10: 0521324270

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    12 b/w illus. 4 maps 5 tables
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    31 October 1986
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    'This is a lucid and imaginative account of the interaction between nature, the economic struggle, and the American legal order. It is a strong contribution to the socio-legal history of our country.' Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School
    Table of contents
    List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The problem of environment; Part I. The Miner's Canary: 2. Aboriginal fishery management; 3. The Indian fisheries commercialized; Part II. Sun, Wind, and Sail, 1850-1910: 4. Immigrant fisheries; 5. State power and the right to fish; Part III. The Industrial Frontier, 1910-1950: 6. Mechanized fishing; 7. The bureaucrat's problem; Part IV. Enclosure of the Ocean, 1950-1980: 8. Gridlock; 9. Something of a vacuum; 10. Leaving fish in the ocean; 11. An ecological community; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.