Title The Basking Shark in Scotland, Natural History, Fishery and Conservation
1862320942 / 9781862320949
Inventory number 003753
Tuckwell Press, first (only) edn., 1998. 25cm. Pp.xvi,206. Frontispiece, 61 photos & figures. 9 maps. Hardbound.
Based on archival sources, early historical works and interviews with surviving shark hunters The Basking Shark in Scotland covers the anatomy of the Basking shark, its biology in so far as it is known, and the history of its fishery for liver oil (first used as a lamp fuel, then later as a source of industrial chemicals) and fins (for the Asian food market). Published price GBP16.99, nearly 20 years ago.
Acquired as a remainder, we had 300 copies, now fewer than 30 available.
9781862320949. The Basking Shark in Scotland