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Lobster (Animal)

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Other than that it tastes delicious with butter, what do you know about the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to stock pot, there are two sides to every animal story. For instance, since there are species of lobsters without claws, how exactly do you define a lobster? And how did a paupers food transform into a meal synonymous with a luxurious splurge? To answer these questions on behalf of lobster the animal is Richard J. King, a former fishmonger and commercial lobsterman, who has chronicled the creatures long natural history. 

 

Part of the Animal series, Kings Lobster takes us on a journey through the history, biology, and culture of lobsters, including the creatures economic and environmental status worldwide. He describes the evolution of technologies to capture these creatures and addresses the ethics of boiling them alive. Along the way, King also explores the salacious lobster palaces of the 1920s, the animals thousand-year status as an aphrodisiac, and how the lobster has inspired numerous artists, writers, and thinkers including Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau, Dalí, and Woody Allen.

 

Whether you want to liberate lobsters from their supermarket tanks or crack open their claws, this book is an essential read, describing the human connection to the lobster from his ocean home to the dinner table.

About the Author

Richard J. King is a lecturer in literature of the sea at the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. He has written widely on maritime culture and literature.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Lobster?

2. Dissecting a Bug

3. Ancient, Giant and Plentiful

4. Building a Better Lobster Trap

5. To Boil or Not to Boil

6. Lobster Tales

7. Feelers

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Bibliography

Associations and Websites

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861897954
Author:
King, Richard J
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
King, Richard J.
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Animal
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color plates, 40 halftones
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.38 in

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Fish and Seafood
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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