The Sea Knows No Boundaries
A Century of Marine Science under ICES
ICES is the world’s oldest international marine scientific organization. Formed in 1902 by eight northern European nations, it now has nineteen member nations from both Europe and North America and has evolved from a “gentlemen’s agreement” renewed through diplomatic channels into a modern intergovernmental organization. From the start, ICES scientists embraced the idea that their work could solve practical fisheries problems, and ICES is one of the few scientific forums in which virtually all areas of marine science are represented. The Sea Knows No Boundaries contains vivid portraits of many key figures in ICES history, including Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian marine scientist who went on to lead famous polar explorations; the autocratic British Fisheries Secretary Henry Maurice; the Icelandic educator Arni Fridriksson, who hired and trained a generation of scientists; and the renowned Norwegian oceanographer, Harald Sverdrup, who brought European oceanography to the United States.
Commissioned for the organization’s centenary, the book is the result of an exhaustive review of organizational archives and interviews with many of its present and past participants. Rozwadowski’s history of ICES provides unique insight into the relationship between fisheries science and biological oceanography.
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"An impressive achievement, providing deep, information packed, analytical accounts of the development of international marine science around the North Atlantic..[This book] is unlikely to be superseded for a long time. It provides us with a literate, intellectually sohpisiticated, deeply researched view of an international marine sciences organization—but is equally important in showing the riches available to historians of science outside the conventional bounds of the discipline."—Annals of Science
"This definitive account of ICES offers an intriguing view into the role of science in fisheries management advice."—History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
"A fascinating and extremely captivating book, which covers not only the development if ICES but also the development of fisheries science as a whole."—Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
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