Author Results for Arthur G. Credland

Book Review-‘Whales’ Bones of Africa and Asia (with addenda to Whales’ Bones of the Nordic Countries, Central and Eastern Europe)’ by N. Redman

By Arthur G. Credland

This is the eighth and final volume in a series begun in 2004 with an account of bones from the British Isles, and completes a gazetteer of the seven continents, plus an additional publication recording the peregrinations of the Oostende whale (2015). These works comprise an invaluable record of surviving whalebone arches, furniture and a […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Archaeology | Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original art of the Yankee whale hunt’ by M. P. Dyer

By Arthur G. Credland

This volume hints at the riches of the collections in the New Bedford Museum, which incorporating those of the former Kendall Whaling Museum, Boston, has a remarkably comprehensive coverage of whaling images and artefacts. Though of course the bulk of the material concerns the American whale fishery, including an outstanding array of scrimshaw work, it […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Art & Music | Whaling & Fishing

Book Review – ‘Whales’ Bones of the Americas, South Atlantic and Antarctica’ by Arthur G. Credland

By Arthur G. Credland

This book is the penultimate volume in a magnificent series covering cetacean remains across the globe. Unlike the sites covered previously, for this book the author has relied on the judicious use of secondary sources, and information from his invaluable correspondents. This in no way diminishes the value as a reference source, however, and the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century | Pacific | Antarctic
Subjects include: Archaeology | Miscellaneous | Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘Whales’ Bones of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands’ by N. Redman

By Arthur G. Credland

This is the sixth volume (not including a supplementary volume and a monograph on the Ostend whale) contributing towards fulfilling the author’s aim to catalogue cetacean remains around the globe. There are two more volumes in preparation, one for the Americas and one for Africa and Asia, which will complete the series. Many of the […] Read More

Filed under: Pacific
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘Whale Factory Ships and Modern Whaling 1881–2016’ by I. Hart

By Arthur G. Credland

The author of this book has already written two important works on the Antarctic whale fisheries and this volume provides an overview of factory whaling, both north and south. A lengthy historical introduction gives us details of the Norwegian pioneers of modern whaling, individuals such as Svend Foyn and C. A. Larsen. Starting with makeshift […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘Scottish Arctic Whaling’ by C. W. Sanger

By Arthur G. Credland

Sanger has published extensively on the subject of whaling and sealing and this volume shows an author in complete command of his sources. Utilizing diaries, logs and records of catches he gives us a narrative which reveals the hazards of the northern fishery, with frostbite, scurvy and death being a constant threat. With tremendous skill, […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘Shetland and the Greenland Whaling’ by A. Duncan,

By Arthur G. Credland

This impressive volume is a significant addition to our knowledge of the Arctic whaling trade and shows the vital importance of the islanders to its successful prosecution. Equally the income from the hire of seamen, and the money earned each voyage became essential to the local economy. Initially the men, crofters who were part-time farmers […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘London and the Whaling Trade by’ C. Ellmers and C. Payton

By Arthur G. Credland

This volume, the proceedings of a Docklands History Group Symposium held at the Museum of London in March 2013, brings us up to date with the state of knowledge of the London whaling trade. There is a surprising lack of surviving log books of the whale fisheries from the metropolis both to Greenland and the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing