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Author Shetterly, Susan Hand, 1942- author.

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

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Peotone PL YA Non-Fiction - PEBB-2  YA 579.8 SHE    AVAILABLE
 Rochelle SD 212 - Rochelle Twp HS Stacks - RSLY-12  579.8 SHE    ON HOLDSHELF
 United Township HS SD 30 Stacks - UTSG-1  579.8 SHE    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 271 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents 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 "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience 1250L Lexile
Subject Marine algae -- Habitat -- Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae -- Harvesting -- Maine, Gulf of.
Marine algae as food -- Maine.
Marine algae as food. (OCoLC)fst01009376
Marine algae -- Harvesting. (OCoLC)fst01009365
Atlantic Ocean -- Gulf of Maine. (OCoLC)fst01242625
Maine. (OCoLC)fst01204270
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
ISBN 9781616205744 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1616205741 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)

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