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Learn about the history of Whaling with iMinds insightful knowledge series.The history of whaling is a fascinating look at international efforts to protect finite resources in international waters otherwise known as common territory or commons. While whaling can date back to 6000BC large-scale whaling is thought to have commenced around the twelfth century with the Basques who killed a large number of right whales in the Bay of Biscay. Despite very primitive modes of slaughter using hand-held harpoons and man-powered boats they were believed to have depleted the local whale stocks within a century. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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