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The Secret Life of Lobsters (Paperback)

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"I never realized how fascinating lobsters were until I started reading
this book.  From their strange anatomy to their crazy mating habits,
Corson kept me turning pages.  He also describes the differing opinions
between the scientists, the lobster fisherman and the environmentalists
about declining lobster populations and what to do about it."

— Katie


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.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

The author of The Secret Life of Lobsters, Trevor Corson has studied philosophy in China, resided in Buddhist temples in Japan, and worked on commercial fishing boats off the Maine coast. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times and is the only "sushi concierge" in the United States. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“Charmingly written, full of fascinating detail: a delight.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Ultimately, this investigation into society, science and sustainability leaves a complex, satisfying taste in your mouth”
-Time Out New York

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060555597
ISBN-10: 0060555599
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 10th, 2005
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: P.S.