The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Nature - 320 pages
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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric 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.
 

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is a highly readable book about lobsters, as well as the people who study them and the people who make a living trapping them. The author tells us about how lobsters grow and reproduce, how they ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

In this fascinating mix of science and anecdote, Corson balances the habits of lobsters with the lives (and habits) of those fishermen and scientists whose lives revolve around the waters off of Maine ... Read full review

Contents

Setting Out 2001
1
Trapping
19
A Haul of Heritage
21
Honey Holes
31
Mating
41
Scent of a Woman
43
The Man Show
53
Sex Size and Videotape
66
The Superlobsters
141
Attack of the Killer Fish
155
Kindergarten Cops
172
Sensing
187
See No Evil
189
Against the Wind
200
Gathering the Flock
211
Victory Dance
224

Fighting
85
Eviction Notice
87
Battle Lines
104
The War of the Eggs
117
Claw Lock
128
Surviving
139
Fickle Seas
237
Hauling In 2001
259
How to Cook a Lobster
273
Authors Note
279
Acknowledgments
285
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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.

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