Seaweed Chronicles

A World at the Water's Edge
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Genre: Science
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD39699
Released: Aug 07, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684416486
Narrator/s: Laural Merlington
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Glimpse the wonders of a hidden world. An ancient, and vital, part of nature's ecosystem, seaweed is now emerging as an increasingly important source of food in a world faced with diminishing natural resources. In Seaweed Chronicles, acclaimed nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly opens a window into the world of this fascinating organism by providing an elegant, often poetic look at life on the rugged shore of the Gulf of Maine. Shetterly offers a close look at the life cycle of seaweed, and introduces us to the men and women who farm and harvest it-and their increasingly difficult task of protecting this critical natural resource against forces both natural and man-made. Ideal for fans of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read Water, Seaweed Chronicles is a beautiful tribute to a little-known part of our country and a significant contribution to our understanding of our natural habitat.

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Seaweed Chronicles
Product Number: BX00104261
Product Number:DD39699
Product Number:Z100109067

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eAudio
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Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100109067
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684416493
eBook
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Genre: Science
Product Number EB00720394
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616208820

Professional reviews

"Listening to Laural Merlington narrate these pieces--which reflect on the quietly central role seaweed plays in the life of the ocean and in our own earthly lives--is strangely addictive. Merlington's calmly intense delivery of Maine writer Shetterly's insights offers a sense of conviction and urgency without ever hitting a strident note. Merlington's mature thoughtfulness is well suited to the material, which is sometimes educational, sometimes inspirational, and always beautiful to listen to. Her excellent articulation, vocal variation, and lively tone make this production easy on the ear--which is especially helpful during the scientific parts, such as when she's offering the dictionary definitions of a variety of seaweed species. Part elegiac tribute, part urgent call to arms, these chronicles invite us to pay attention to nature and to live with intention. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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