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|Author||: Kennedy Warne|
|Publsiher||: Island Press|
|Total Pages||: 200|
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What’s the connection between a platter of jumbo shrimp at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along America’s Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of these salt-water forests, but for those who depend on their riches, mangroves are indispensable. They are natural storm barriers, home to innumerable exotic creatures—from crabeating vipers to man-eating tigers—and provide food and livelihoods to millions of coastal dwellers. Now they are being destroyed to make way for shrimp farming and other coastal development. For those who stand in the way of these industries, the consequences can be deadly. In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred. To shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed, their traditional users dispossessed. The true price of shrimp farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the U.S. media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp.
|Author||: Paul Greenberg|
|Total Pages||: 320|
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS & EDITORS Book Award, Finalist 2014 "Greenberg’s breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker From the acclaimed author of Four Fish and The Omega Principle, Paul Greenberg uncovers the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters in American Catch In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. American Catch examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign. In the 1920s, the average New Yorker ate six hundred local oysters a year. Today, the only edible oysters lie outside city limits. Following the trail of environmental desecration, Greenberg comes to view the New York City oyster as a reminder of what is lost when local waters are not valued as a food source. Farther south, a different catastrophe threatens another seafood-rich environment. When Greenberg visits the Gulf of Mexico, he arrives expecting to learn of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s lingering effects on shrimpers, but instead finds that the more immediate threat to business comes from overseas. Asian-farmed shrimp—cheap, abundant, and a perfect vehicle for the frying and sauces Americans love—have flooded the American market. Finally, Greenberg visits Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to the biggest wild sockeye salmon run left in the world. A pristine, productive fishery, Bristol Bay is now at great risk: The proposed Pebble Mine project could under¬mine the very spawning grounds that make this great run possible. In his search to discover why this pre¬cious renewable resource isn’t better protected, Green¬berg encounters a shocking truth: the great majority of Alaskan salmon is sent out of the country, much of it to Asia. Sockeye salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense animal proteins on the planet, yet Americans are shipping it abroad. Despite the challenges, hope abounds. In New York, Greenberg connects an oyster restoration project with a vision for how the bivalves might save the city from rising tides. In the Gulf, shrimpers band together to offer local catch direct to consumers. And in Bristol Bay, fishermen, environmentalists, and local Alaskans gather to roadblock Pebble Mine. With American Catch, Paul Greenberg proposes a way to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch back to American eaters. The Washington Post: "Americans need to eat more American seafood. It’s a point [Greenberg] makes compellingly clear in his new book, American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood...Greenberg had at least one convert: me.” Jane Brody, New York Times “Excellent.” The Los Angeles Times “If this makes it sound like American Catch is another of those dry, haranguing issue-driven books that you read mostly out of obligation, you needn’t worry. While Greenberg has a firm grasp of the facts, he also has a storyteller’s knack for framing them in an entertaining way.” The Guardian (UK) “A wonderful new book” Tom Colicchio: "This is on the top of my summer reading list. A Fast Food Nation for fish.”
|Author||: Grégoire Leclerc,Charles A. S. Hall|
|Publsiher||: UNM Press|
|Total Pages||: 645|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
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"The authors reexamine world development - usually the province of economists - as professionals trained in the natural sciences. They show how we have and might use tested scientific and technical procedures and concepts, as well as science itself, to achieve much better results than what has been characteristic of the past. Leclerc and Hall contend that to scholars with a scientific background, the process of development, and the economic logic behind it, often look almost surrealistic. The basic question at the foundation of this review is this: Why should something so important as world development, something capable of absorbing such vast sums of money and of human goodwill, something that impacts the people and the environment so much, continue to be organized and planned using economic techniques and theories that are both unconfirmed experimentally and proven to have led to development failures?"--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Enrique Fernández|
|Publsiher||: Mango Media Inc.|
|Total Pages||: 58|
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AN EXILE AND THE FLAVORS OF HIS NATIVE LAND In the sprawling Cortadito, Enrique Fernández explores Cuban cuisine through memories of growing up on the pre-revolutionary island. In his sensual journey through the origin and evolution of staples of Cuban food, Fernández wonders what shapes flavor: is it the soil or the community—whether at home or abroad? As an exile, he affirms, “I will continue to sample the crumbs that fall from [Cuba’s] table and be thankful and resentful at the same time.”
|Author||: Xi XiangShaoNian|
|Total Pages||: 135|
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Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would actually send a colourful joke to my immediate superior! What's more, I didn't expect her to set her eyes on me!
|Author||: P. Barry Tomlinson|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 418|
Download The Botany of Mangroves Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
A new edition of a key text on ecologically and economically vital intertidal tropical plant communities.
|Author||: The Editors of Southern Living|
|Publsiher||: Time Home Entertainment|
|Total Pages||: 368|
|Genre||: House & Home|
Download Southern Living 2018 Annual Recipes Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
For over half a century, Southern Living has been the South's most trusted source for the recipes, entertaining ideas, and traditions that reflect the soul of the region. ENJOY MORE THAN 550 RECIPES YOU CAN COUNT ON for everyday meals, portable party nibbles, mouthwatering main dishes, and decadent desserts from the South's most trusted kitchen.
|Author||: Guo ZiYuan|
|Total Pages||: 135|
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In order to repay the debt her mother owed her, she had come to pay them, and had suffered all the humiliation and torment, from being a daughter to being a lowly maid. He loved and hated her, and the pleasure of revenge clouded his eyes and blinded his heart. "Big Bro, can you not be so hypocritical?" "No matter, taking care of me is your responsibility!" The president of the black department is ruthless and ruthless, but he is also a villain...
|Author||: Suzanne Bobo|
|Publsiher||: Publication Consultants|
|Total Pages||: 272|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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The daughter has remarkable vision, indefatigable drive and Down Syndrome. The mother has the refinement of an Oxford tutor and the focused passion of a she-bear. Both are writers. Together they possess the raw courage to take a long, unblinking look at their journey through adoption, disability, chronic illness, education, divorce, relocation, and the transition of an intellectually disabled child into adulthood.A masterful story, The Road Going is a resource and a co-navigator for every family member, friend or professional who seeks to help a person with disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency. You will weep. You will laugh. You will cheer. You will hold your breath as mother and daughter take you on the ride of a lifetime.
|Author||: Adam Sappington,Jackie Sappington,Ashley Gartland|
|Publsiher||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Total Pages||: 304|
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Soulful, heartland-inspired food from Portland's popular The Country Cat Heartlandia is based on husband-and-wife team Adam and Jackie Sappington's acclaimed Portland restaurant, The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar. Adam, Executive Chef and a self-taught expert in whole animal butchery, and Jackie, the Executive Pastry Chef, make food that is the definition of soulful, heartwarming comfort food. Some of the mouthwatering dishes include Autumn Squash Soup with Apple Cider and Brown Butter, Red Wine-Braised Beef with Wild Mushroom Steak Sauce, and Crispy Fried Oysters with Smoky Bacon and Green Apple Ragout. And don't forget about their legendary Skillet-Fried Chicken. The sweets are just as enticing, such as the Challah French Toast with Maker's Mark Custard and Clabber Cream, Butterscotch Pudding, and Bourbon Peach Crumble Pie. Additional chapters include one for drinks and another for pickles and preserves. The cookbook also has beautiful photographs that capture not only the amazing food but also the spirit of the restaurant and the heartland.