Seawomen of Iceland survival on the edge by Margaret Willson

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Subjects:

  • Social conditions,
  • Women in fisheries,
  • Women fish trade workers,
  • Women fishers,
  • Women

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index.

Book details

StatementMargaret Willson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD6073.F672 I739 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27212482M
ISBN 100295995505
ISBN 109780295995502
LC Control Number2015046198
OCLC/WorldCa933273610

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