On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967. Whaling in the eastern North Pacific represented a century and a half of exploration and exploitation which involved the entrepreneurs, merchants, politicians, and seamen of a dozen nations.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 441
Weight: 900 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Solid scholarship and showy style. On the Northwest is a substantial and readable addition to the published history of whaling ... Webb has written a superior, robust work of whaling scholarship that also provides an unusual slant on regional history. -- Kenneth R. Martin * International Journal of Maritime History *
Extremely able and well-written. -- J. M. Bumsted * The Beaver *