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Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

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Whatandrsquo;s the connection between a platter of jumbo shrimp at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along Americaandrsquo;s Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of these salt-water forests, but for those who depend on their riches, mangroves are indispensable. They are natural storm barriers, home to innumerable exotic creaturesandmdash;from crabeating vipers to man-eating tigersandmdash;and provide food and livelihoods to millions of coastal dwellers. Now they are being destroyed to make way for shrimp farming and other coastal development. For those who stand in the way of these industries, the consequences can be deadly.and#160;

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In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred.and#160;

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To shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed, their traditional users dispossessed.and#160;

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The true price of shrimp farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the U.S. media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.

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Based in New Zealand, Warne is a journalist and founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. He offers an extended narrative describing what he learned as he investigated the profound importance of mangrove forests to the ecological balance of the areas near the ocean where they are located, and to the people who depend on that ecosystem. The story involves the impact of shrimp aquaculture and massive coastal development--both of which devastate these "rainforests of the sea" and disable their mitigation of climate change through carbon storage as well as the protection they give coastlines in the event of tsunamis. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred.
 
To shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed, their traditional users dispossessed.
 
The true price of shrimp farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the U.S. media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account

will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.

Synopsis:

In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. Mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands, while in fact, they provide shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Yet to shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. A longtime journalist, Warne captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.

About the Author

Kennedy Warne is author of Roads Less Travelled and founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, GEO, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

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Chapter 1. Tigers in the Aisles

Chapter 2. Paradise Lost

Chapter 3. Pink Gold and a Blue Revolution

Chapter 4. The Old Man and the Mud Crab

Chapter 5. The Cockle Gatherers of Tambillo

Chapter 6. A Just Fight

Chapter 7. Bimini Twist

Chapter 8. Candy and the Magic Forest

Chapter 9. The Carbon Sleuth

Chapter 10. Paradise Regained

Chapter 11. The Road to Manzanar

Chapter 12. Under the Mango Tree

Chapter 13. A City and Its Mangroves

Chapter 13. A Mangrove's Worth

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Author's Note

Bibliography

Index

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dsafford001, March 26, 2011 (view all comments by dsafford001)
Mangrove forests harbor many incredible animals and help provide storm barriers for our land. So many times they have been taken for granted or treated as dispensible. As civilization pushes forward into new areas, mangrove areas have been not only disturbed, but in some cases destroyed. Why? Many times it is to produce new areas for shrimp farming. In this book, Kennedy Warne takes the time to explain the importance of mangroves and the habitat they provide. It is an interesting wake-up call about simply moving forward without considering the consequences.

I didn't really know much about mangroves and their importance until reading this book. I recommend it to those who want to know more about this wonderful earth we inhabit, and the little known environments all around us.
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ISBN:
9781597266833
Subtitle:
The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
Author:
Warne, Kennedy
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20110223
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
192 + 1-8pg Insert
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred.
 
To shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed, their traditional users dispossessed.
 
The true price of shrimp farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the U.S. media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account

will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.

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In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. Mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands, while in fact, they provide shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Yet to shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. A longtime journalist, Warne captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.
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