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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."
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.
“Charmingly written, full of fascinating detail: a delight.”
“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