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The Secret Life Of Lobsters: How Fishermen And Scientists Are Unraveling The Mysteries Of Our Favorite Crustacean,9780060555597

The Secret Life Of Lobsters: How Fishermen And Scientists Are Unraveling The Mysteries Of Our Favorite Crustacean

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9780060555597

ISBN10:
0060555599
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Pub. Date:
6/3/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric band of renegade biologists, Corson escorts the reader onto slippery fishing boats and on treacherous scuba dives to learn about lobsters--who prove to be a masters of the boudoir, lethal boxers, snoopy socialites and underwater bloodhounds.

Author Biography

Trevor Corson worked aboard commercial lobster boats for two years and has written on subjects as diverse as organ transplants, Japanese Buddhism, and Chinese politics. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Prologue: Setting Out, 2001 1(20)
PART ONE: Trapping
A Haul of Heritage
21(10)
Honey Holes
31(12)
PART TWO: Mating
Scent of a Woman
43(10)
The Man Show
53(13)
Sex, Size, and Videotape
66(21)
PART THREE: Fighting
Eviction Notice
87(17)
Battle Lines
104(13)
The War of the Eggs
117(11)
Claw Lock
128(13)
PART FOUR: Surviving
The Superlobsters
141(14)
Attack of the Killer Fish
155(17)
Kindergarten Cops
172(17)
PART FIVE: Sensing
See No Evil
189(11)
Against the Wind
200(11)
PART SIX: Brooding
Gathering the Flock
211(13)
Victory Dance
224(13)
Fickle Seas
237(22)
Epilogue: Hauling In, 2001 259(14)
Appendix: How to Cook a Lobster 273(6)
Author's Note 279(4)
Further Reading 283(2)
Acknowledgments 285


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