Recipient of a Choice award.
". . . no other study so well explores the lure of the sea. Highly recommended for both
undergraduate and public libraries."--Choice
Based on his experience as a "cookee" on a Spanish trawler fishing the Grand Banks, Zulaika
focuses on the superordinate place that luck has in ordering the fishermen's conceptual thinking about
their environment and the availability of fish.
"One of the best ethnographies available on open ocean fishing."--American
". . . delightful book . . . is a valuable contribution to the literature
on fishing as a way of life."--American Ethnologist
"Terranova is Moby Dick without the whale and Coming of Age In
Samoa without the sex, but good reading."--Globe and Mail