Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Dorsey, Kurkpatrick

Published by University of Washington Press
ISBN 10: 0295995599 / ISBN 13: 9780295995595
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

2016. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.2 avg rating
(5 ratings)

Synopsis: Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts ?and their ultimate failure.

Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop "rational"?what today would be called sustainable?whaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues, powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable.

Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for today's pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability.

Book Description:

Kurkpatrick Dorsey illuminates the history of international negotiations, scientific research, and industrial development behind the ultimately unsuccessful efforts to create a sustainable whaling industry.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Whales and Nations: Environmental Diplomacy ...
Publisher: University of Washington Press


Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dorsey, Kurkpatrick/ Cronon, William (frw)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 25608409-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kurkpatrick Dorsey
Published by University of Washington Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780295995595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kurkpatrick Dorsey
Published by University of Washington Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 218 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts -and their ultimate failure. Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop rational -what today would be called sustainable-whaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues, powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable. Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for today s pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780295995595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kurkpatrick Dorsey
Published by University of Washington Press, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Washington Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 218 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves had attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. In Whales and Nations, Kurkpatrick Dorsey tells the story of the international negotiation, scientific research, and industrial development behind these efforts and their ultimate failure. Whales and Nations begins in the early twentieth century, when new technology revived the fading whaling industry and made whale hunting possible on an unprecedented scale. By the 1920s, declining whale populations prompted efforts to develop rationalwhat today would be called sustainablewhaling practices. But even though almost everyone involved with commercial whaling knew that the industry was on an unsustainable path, Dorsey argues, powerful economic, political, and scientific forces made failure nearly inevitable. Based on a deep engagement with diplomatic history, Whales and Nations provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing international conservation projects. This history has profound implications for todays pressing questions of global environmental cooperation and sustainability. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780295995595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kurkpatrick Dorsey
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0295995599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.91
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97802959955950000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. pp. 392. Bookseller Inventory # 371487187

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dorsey, Kurkpatrick/ Cronon, William (Foreward By)
Published by Univ of Washington Pr (2016)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Washington Pr, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 365 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0295995599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dorsey, Kurkpatrick/ Cronon, William (Foreward By)
Published by Univ of Washington Pr (2016)
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Washington Pr, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 365 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zr0295995599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kurkpatrick Dorsey
ISBN 10: 0295995599 ISBN 13: 9780295995595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 142mm x 28mm x 218mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 392 pages. 0.458. Bookseller Inventory # 9780295995595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 23.26
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 5 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book