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Fishing in Many Waters

By: James Hornell(Author)

264 pages, illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2015 | #221233 | ISBN-13: 9781107475434
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About this book

Originally published in 1950, Fishing in Many Waters presents a comprehensive anthropological discussion of fishing written by the renowned British ethnographer and zoologist James Hornell (1865-1949). The text begins with an account of methods and tools used in fishing, before moving on to the processes of fishing in different parts of the world, including, but not limited to, India, Sri Lanka, the Far East and Polynesia. Numerous illustrative figures and a bibliography are also incorporated. Fishing in Many Waters will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology, ethnography and the history of fishing.


List of plates
List of text-figures

1. Weapons of the chase borrowed by the fisherman
2. Angling of sorts
3. Animals trained to fish and fishes that angle for their living
4. Shark-fishing
5. The Negro as a fisherman
6. Kite-fishing
7. Fisheries that ring the world: the Bonito, Albacore and Tunny industries
8. Baiting for crocodiles and alligators
9. Catching and curing the Bombay-duck
10. The grey mullet takes evasive action
11. Netting for hilsa, the Indian shad
12. Fishing at Port Said
13. Catching flying-fish off the Indian coast
14. The fatal attraction of the shadows
15. Fishing for octopus, cuttlefish and squid
16. Trapping devices
17. The greatest eel-farm and eel-trap in the world
18. Poison-fishing
19. Seeking pearls and chank shells in Ceylon and Indian waters
20. The women divers of Japan
21. Fruits of the sea


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