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

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Lauren
    Mar 08, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

  • Colleen
    Dec 13, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

  • Stephani
    Sep 03, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

    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. ...

  • Colette
    Apr 29, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

    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. ...

    Beautifully written and a fantastic reminder of what we should be fighting to save. ...

    Everything one always wanted to know about the uses of seaweed. ...

    I absolutely loved this little gem of a book! ...

  • timv
    May 09, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

  • 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 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

  • Nanaz
    May 19, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

    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. ...

    Beautifully written and a fantastic reminder of what we should be fighting to save. ...

    Everything one always wanted to know about the uses of seaweed. ...

    I absolutely loved this little gem of a book! ...

    Dry; not what I expected. Read like a bio book with poetic parts ...

  • Celina
    Oct 02, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

  • She
    Feb 15, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Marlene
    Sep 15, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

  • Dorothy
    Apr 14, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

  • Steve Callahan
    Nov 15, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

    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. ...

    Beautifully written and a fantastic reminder of what we should be fighting to save. ...

    Everything one always wanted to know about the uses of seaweed. ...

  • Maura Muller
    Jun 04, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • cosmicpool
    Apr 13, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

  • Becca Ehling
    Oct 03, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

  • Emily
    Apr 02, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

  • Elentarri
    Aug 12, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Lizzy
    Feb 19, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

  • JQAdams
    Jan 19, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

  • Jacquie
    Dec 22, 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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 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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

  • Marion Roux
    May 20, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

  • Alexis
    May 21, 2019

    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. ...

    My hopes for this book were (unfortunately) dashed early on - I wanted a macrohistory of seaweed from a global perspective. I wanted an ecological and botanical approach to this flora that keeps the oceans oxygen-rich and the animals that depend on it. Basically I wanted a Blue Planet ...

    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 ...

    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...

    An excellent combination of ecology, aquaculture, natural history, and human history. Read like the seaweed version of "the secret life of lobsters" ...

    I loved, loved, loved this book. It gave insight into a topic seldom broached in general "dinner table" conversation! Shetterly discusses the scientific reasons for the collapse/demise of fisheries - cod, eels, sardines, anchovies, shrimps, halibut, abalone, flounder, crab etc. A lot o...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Having just finished Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, I had hoped this book would be in a similar vein: mostly about the biology of seaweed with a smattering of personal scientific history, cultural context, and memoir. However, this book is really a very narro...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...

    This is a short book on the controversial subject of seaweed harvesting and the decisions about it facing the government of the state of Maine. It focuses as much on the people involved and their traditions as the seaweed itself. Although the author is obviously opinionated about the s...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    When we lived in Massachusetts, my hubby went fishing for cod ? he brought home huge fish which we kept in our freezer for months. I?ve never had a fried, baked, or broiled cod that was as thick and large as what he brought home in the early 1990s. I don?t think the Atlantic O...

    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...

    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...

    It?s a quick and interesting read. Fascinating to learn about the coastal ecosystem nearby and to think about how we can sustainably use the resources around us without hugely disrupting the balance. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    Loved this one?couldn?t put it down! ...

    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. ...

    Beautifully written and a fantastic reminder of what we should be fighting to save. ...