Seaweed chronicles : a world at the water's edge

by Shetterly, Susan Hand, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QK571.5.M2 S54 2018
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"You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly." --Mark Kurlansky "Seaweed is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth," writes Susan Hand Shetterly in this elegant, fascinating book. "Why wouldn't seaweeds be a protean life source for the lives that have evolved since?" On a planet facing environmental change and diminishing natural resources, seaweed is increasingly important as a source of food and as a fundamental part of our global ecosystem. In Seaweed Chronicles, Shetterly takes readers deep into the world of this essential organism by providing an immersive, often poetic look at life on the rugged shores of her beloved Gulf of Maine, where the growth and harvesting of seaweed is becoming a major industry. While examining the life cycle of seaweed and its place in the environment, she tells the stories of the men and women who farm and harvest it--and who are fighting to protect this critical species against forces both natural and man-made. Ideal for readers of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read Water, Seaweed Chronicles is a deeply informative look at a little understood and too often unappreciated part of our habitat.
Additional Information
Subjects Marine algae -- Habitat -- Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae -- Harvesting -- Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae as food -- Maine.
Publisher Chapel Hill, North Carolina :Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xiv, 271 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781616205744
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