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Lobster (Reaktion Animal Series)

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Other than that it tastes delicious with butter, what do you know about the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring back at you from your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to stock pot, there are two sides to every animal story. For instance, since there are species of lobsters without claws, how exactly do you define a lobster? And how did a pauper’s food transform into ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Reaktion Books
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Jul 19, 2016 Jay McNair rated it it was ok
Interesting, readable, and I learned a fair bit, but it felt too shallow—a piecemeal, obligatory exploration. Too "pop nonfiction" for me. The writer obviously well-suited to his task, though. And the research that must have gone into finding all of the disparate pieces of the puzzle—poems, turn-of-the-century treatises, old maps, etc.—is impressive.

I still might read another from this series.
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Richard J. King teaches Literature of the Sea with The Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program. He is the author of Lobster , acclaimed by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History , selected as a top-five science book of the year by Library Journal and on the short list for the ASLE Creative Book Award. King has published widely ...more
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