Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Sea Otters
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Rakkoshima, the Sea Otter Islands
  • Chapter 2 - Promyshlenniki and Padres
  • Chapter 3 - Boston Men
  • Chapter 4 -Near Extinction and Reemergence
  • Chapter 5 - Nukes, Aquaria, and Cuteness
  • Appendix: List of Vessels Engaged in the California Sea Otter Trade, 1786-1847
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Richard Ravalli teaches history at William Jessup University.

Reviews

"Expertly integrating history and biology, this is the one book that tells the full, tragic story of the sea otter from its near extinction to its elevation to icon of cuteness. The sea otter, as Ravalli masterfully relates, has long been at the center of politics, conservation, and tourism in the North Pacific. Before you visit the sea otters at a Pacific aquarium, read this book to understand the fascinating history of how these creatures got there, and how they very nearly did not make it."-Ryan Tucker Jones, associate professor of history at the University of Oregon -- Ryan Tucker Jones
"Well-researched and succinctly told, this is the story of the late eighteenth-century sea otter trade that decimated a unique marine species and revolutionized the Pacific Rim by introducing coastal communities to a global capitalist system."-Jim Hardee, editor of The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal -- Jim Hardee
"Here is the story, richly told, of how these vulnerable mammals-the ermine of Asian markets-were pursued for their lustrous skins and hunted to near extinction. The quest eventually generated a rivalry between seafaring nations and Indigenous peoples along islands and coasts from China to Mexico."-Barry Gough, professor emeritus of history at Wilfrid Laurier University and author of Pax Britannica: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon -- Barry Gough

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Sea Otters: A History (Studies in Pacific Worlds) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top