Fish, Coast and Communities

A History of Norway

By Pal Christensen, Atle Dossland, Alf Ragnar Nielssen, Nils Kolle

Norway is often referred to as a maritime nation, which is not unexpected given its unique location and long coastline. But what does this mean, beyond these obvious characteristics? "Fish, Coast and Communities - A History of Norway" offers an in-depth exploration of how the people of Norway have relied on the sea for thousands of years to put food on the table, to build prosperity, and to shape their communities. This book tells the tale of a society built on marine resources. Norwegians have used the sea in a wide variety of ways over time, depending on factors such as climate, resources, technology, politics and markets. These developments are examined from the time the first settlers found their livelihood along the Norwegian coast, through a thousand years of commercial fishery in Norway. The story continues up to the present day, when fisheries and fish farming still ensure that Norway is one of the largest seafood exporters in the world. [Subject: Maritime History, Norwegian Studies, History, Commercial Fishery]

Publication Date: 8/15/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788245018783