Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge

Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge

?You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great storyteller that you find yourself following along eagerly.? ?Mark Kurlansky ?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 f ?You might not expect unfettered passion on the topic of seaweed, but Shetterly is such a great story...

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Title:Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge
Author:Susan Hand Shetterly
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1616205741
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge Reviews

  • Josie
    Sep 08, 2018
    Such a different perspective! I have a greater appreciate for our ocean's forests and their value as habitat, food, and as part of the biome we all live in. ...
  • Ann
    Oct 14, 2018
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  • Stephani
    Sep 03, 2018
    Wonderful book. Plenty of history, science, and personal stories that really made me appreciate a bit of my State's coast (and its people) a lot more. ...
  • Yodamom
    Jun 21, 2018
    I can't wait to read this. I have loved seaweed, diving in kelp forests, seaweed harvesting, exploring it's amazing uses since I was 12. ...
  • Nikki
    Dec 03, 2018
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  • Daniel
    Aug 20, 2018
    I like to eat the 99 cent seaweed from the grocery store so I though I would want to eat I mean read a book about seaweed. I am having writers block about this review. I thought it was interesting to learn about the issues surrounding seaweed harvesting in Maine. For that matter I had ...
  • Pam Chun
    Oct 15, 2018
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  • Celina
    Oct 02, 2018
    Susan Hand Shetterly tells a familiar story of a beautiful but tenuous ecology at risk from overharvesting, but she tells it so well and so thoroughly that it's a pleasure to read. My favorite passage, from the chapter "The Uneasy Art of Making Policy": "When sitting in on a meeting of...
  • Marsha
    Nov 17, 2018
    Wow, there's a lot to learn about Maine's seaweed! I sure hope they -- and others -- can learn to sustainably manage this important resource. ...
  • Daniel Farabaugh
    Dec 02, 2018
    This book improved as it went along. It took its time finding a coherent narrative and I would have liked more technical information about seaweed itself to balance out the human interest info. ...
  • Bill Knapp
    Sep 15, 2018
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  • Marlene
    Sep 15, 2018
    This is a book that cries out for illustration, photos or line drawings. I spent lots of time on my tablet looking for images of the various types of seaweed mentioned. Otherwise, an interesting book alerting the reader to the seaweed battles between unregulated harvesters,big business...
  • Katharine
    Oct 16, 2018
    Fascinating exploration of the seaweed industry and its entire context in the Gulf of Maine - mostly focused on the area in Maine where my family has deep roots. ...
  • Steve Callahan
    Nov 15, 2018
    Everything one always wanted to know about the uses of seaweed. ...
  • Maura Muller
    Jun 04, 2018
    Beautiful. "Wild places will teach us, if we let them, if we pay attention." I picked this book up as an ARC at Library Journal's Day of Dialog for my son who is studying to be a marine scientist in Maine. I began reading it to see if he might enjoy it. I know he will treasure it. I ...
  • Erin
    Sep 05, 2018
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  • Becca Ehling
    Oct 03, 2018
    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...
  • Elentarri
    Aug 12, 2018
    Seaweed Chronicles explores the harvest of seaweed in the Gulf of Maine. This book is about relationships - relationships between the local people, large scale commerce, conservationists, seaweed, and all the species that depend on seaweed in one way or another. Shetterly provides us w...
  • Ron Frampton
    Jul 31, 2018
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  • Brinda Lee
    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Belle
    Aug 15, 2018
    This was absolutely a wonderful and informative read. Before I get into the specifics of all the things I liked and didn?t, however, I would like to talk about my own feelings on the subject matter at hand. Reading this book frustrated me immensely. I hated reading about all this dis...
  • Joe Spinelli
    Nov 15, 2018
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  • Arthur D. Jensen
    Aug 21, 2018
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  • Betsy
    Jul 24, 2018
    I won this book via Goodreads First Reads. I am an ECE administrator and I look forward to adding this book to the lending library for parents and staff at my school. ...
  • Adrienne Ross
    Sep 13, 2018
    See my review at the New York Journal of Books: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book... ...
  • Meg
    Oct 01, 2018
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  • Corinne
    Sep 28, 2018
    I found this book fascinating. The Seaweed Chronicles explores the seaweed harvest in Maine, interweaving the importance of seaweed in coastal ecosystems, where every creature's life depends upon another. Shetterly takes us through the complicated debates between commercial harvesters,...
  • Nina
    Nov 18, 2018
    This was a nice calm, slow read. I was expecting more of an overall view on seaweed and it turned out to mostly be an intimate portrayal of the seaweed industry in Maine. As such, it was focused more on people than on seaweed and the animals that depend on it (I felt). It serves as a g...
  • BJ
    Oct 01, 2018
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  • Elisabeth  Sylvan
    Nov 09, 2018
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