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

  • michelle
    Feb 08, 2019
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  • 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. ...
  • Colleen
    Dec 13, 2018
    A gem of a book. The book manages to teach conservation without being overly preachy and makes the important connections between the humans of an area, and the creatures that they share that area with.whales, otters,urchins,skeleton shrimp all of them play their parts among workers who...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Don
    Dec 19, 2018
    I don?t know where I picked this book up and if you had asked me to read a book about seaweed, well, it just would not have happened. Then one insomia driven wee hours of reading later, I am a fan of Shetterly. A storyteller that can make seaweed interesting and entertaining. Who kne...
  • 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. ...
  • Jeannie
    Feb 03, 2019
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  • JB
    Feb 15, 2019
    This book should have been better than it was. While it was mildly interesting, I thought the reader would learn more about seaweed. Instead, you mostly learn about the seaweed industry. It was just okay. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Amy
    Jan 07, 2019
    NF 271 pages A powerful look at seaweed and its importance to the shores of Maine. An engrossing, informative and enjoyable read. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Joshua
    Feb 02, 2019
    I read a lot of marine science books, and generally enjoy them. Many of them take a global synopsis view, moving from example to example keeping a theme constant but drawing from global examples. This book takes a different approach. This book is fundamentally rooted (holdfasted?) in t...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • JQAdams
    Jan 19, 2019
    All of the description involving words like "lyrical," and comparisons to Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac, should have warned me that this would involve a lot of ruminations about important wildness is, and Terence Malick-level meditations about the interconnectedness in ecosystems,...
  • Adrienne Ross
    Sep 13, 2018
    See my review at the New York Journal of Books: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book... ...
  • Jacquie
    Dec 22, 2018
    Rating it a four might be a little bit of a stretch but I did enjoy enough to edge away from an average three. The subject is fascinating and the author's personalized account of her travels luckily doesn't dip into some internal narrative that makes you roll your eyes. It did get a li...
  • 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...
  • Elisabeth  Sylvan
    Nov 09, 2018
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