December 1, 2010

The Living Shore: Rediscovering a lost world

"In 2008, Rowan Jacobsen accompanied a team of marine scientists on an expedition to the reomote coast of British Columbia to find the last pristine bed of Ostra conchaphila, the Olympic oyster. The only oyster native to the Pacific coast of North America, the Olympia once carpeted the shore from California to Alaska and was a staple food of Native Americans. But decades of overharvesting and pollution nearly wiped it out. The Living Shore explains the decimation of oysters and other shellfish in a loss not only for raw bar fans, but for everyone who depends on the health of the seas--in other other words, all of us."

This book can be found in HECSA Library:
The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World
Rowan Jacobsen
SH365 .W2 J33 2009