Farming the Sea, by A McKee

Farming the Sea, First Steps into Inner Space
by Alexander McKee

Alexander McKee, diver, underwater photographer and military historian, is widely known as the man who lead the team of amateur divers (one of whom was John Bevan) in the discovery of the wreck of Henry VII’s flagship, Mary Rose. John’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as McKee was known by his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books. This is one from John’s private collection.

Farming the Sea considers the prospect of ‘farming the sea’ in the broadest sense: from fish to minerals and by every means of intervention from habitats to underwater vehicles. It narrates both successes and terrible failures. The potential prize is the ability to feed the untold millions who may be condemned to malnutrition as the world’s population continues to increase explosively.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dust jacket is rubbed and creased and has small pieces missing from top of spine and front corner.
Endpapers slightly yellowed but inside pages are otherwise in very good condition.
16 pages of black and white photographs.
1969, Thomas Cromwell Co, New York (first edition?)
198 pages, 150mm x 220mm (approx. 6in x 8.75in)


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Weight .85 kg
Dimensions 34 × 24 × 6 cm