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Seaweed chronicles : a world at the water's edge / Susan Hand Shetterly.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 579.8309 SHE 000160032 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1616205741
  • ISBN: 9781616205744
  • Physical Description: xiv, 271 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The Gulf of Maine -- The underwater forest -- Flat Island -- Ghost fish -- Seaweed stories -- Harvests and history -- Starting from scratch -- Seeding the string -- The uneasy art of making policy -- The common eider duck -- The European green crab -- The world according to Ascophyllum -- Tending the wild -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Marine algae > Habitat > Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae > Harvesting > Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae as food > Maine.
Marine algae as food.
Marine algae > Harvesting.
Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Maine.
Maine.
Genre: Nonfiction.