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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen & Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)

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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.

In revelations from the laboratory and the sea that are by turns astonishing and humorous, the lobster proves itself to be not only a delicious meal and a sustainable resource but also an amorous master of the boudoir, a lethal boxer, and a snoopy socializer with a nose that lets it track prey and paramour alike with the skill of a bloodhound.

The Secret Life of Lobsters is a rollicking oceanic odyssey punctuated by salt spray, melted butter, and predators lurking in the murky depths.

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"Charmingly written, full of fascinating detail: a delight." Kirkus Reviews

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"This investigation into society, science and sustainability leaves a complex, satisfying taste in your mouth." Time Out New York

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"I can highly recommend this book as one of the best things you can enjoy without melted butter." Natural History

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"A lively yet conceptually sophisticated work." Bryce Christensen, Booklist

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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba diveltimate Test

Synopsis:

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

Trevor Corson worked aboard commercial lobster boats for two years and has written on subjects as diverse as organ transplants, Japanese Buddhism, and Chinese politics. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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andrew510, November 30, 2008 (view all comments by andrew510)
Well written but lacking that invisible force that encourages someone to keep reading. Still...It was fun and quick. A good book a quick sit-down or plane ride.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060555597
Subtitle:
How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean
Author:
Corson, Trevor
Author:
by Trevor Corson
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.86x5.66x.68 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060555597 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Charmingly written, full of fascinating detail: a delight."
"Review" by , "This investigation into society, science and sustainability leaves a complex, satisfying taste in your mouth."
"Review" by , "I can highly recommend this book as one of the best things you can enjoy without melted butter."
"Review" by , "A lively yet conceptually sophisticated work."
"Synopsis" by , In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba diveltimate Test
"Synopsis" by , In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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