The Resource Let Them Eat Shrimp : The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, by Kennedy Warne, (electronic resource)

Let Them Eat Shrimp : The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, by Kennedy Warne, (electronic resource)

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Let Them Eat Shrimp : The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
Title
Let Them Eat Shrimp
Title remainder
The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
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by Kennedy Warne
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eng
Summary
What's the connection between a platter of jumbo shrimp at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along America's Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of these salt-water forests, but for those who depend on their riches, mangroves are indispensable. They are natural storm barriers, home to innumerable exotic creatures-from crab eating vipers to man-eating tigers-and provide food and livelihoods to millions of coastal dwellers. Now they are being destroyed to make way for shrimp farming and other coastal development. For those who stand in the way of these industries, the consequences can be deadly. In Let Them Eat Shrimp, Kennedy Warne takes readers into the muddy battle zone that is the mangrove forest. A tangle of snaking roots and twisted trunks, mangroves are often dismissed as foul wastelands. In fact, they are supermarkets of the sea, providing shellfish, crabs, honey, timber, and charcoal to coastal communities from Florida to South America to New Zealand. Generations have built their lives around mangroves and consider these swamps sacred. To shrimp farmers and land developers, mangroves simply represent a good investment. The tidal land on which they stand often has no title, so with a nod and wink from a compliant official, it can be turned from a public resource to a private possession. The forests are bulldozed, their traditional users dispossessed. The true price of shrimp farming and other coastal development has gone largely unheralded in the U.S. media. A longtime journalist, Warne now captures the insatiability of these industries and the magic of the mangroves. His vivid account will make every reader pause before ordering the shrimp
Summary
Based in New Zealand, Warne is a journalist and founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. He offers an extended narrative describing what he learned as he investigated the profound importance of mangrove forests to the ecological balance of the areas near the ocean where they are located, and to the people who depend on that ecosystem. The story involves the impact of shrimp aquaculture and massive coastal development--both of which devastate these "rainforests of the sea" and disable their mitigation of climate change through carbon storage as well as the protection they give coastlines in the event of tsunamis. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10055403
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Midwest
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Warne, Kennedy
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551.4
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Environmental sciences
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Aquatic biology
  • Forests and forestry
  • Wildlife management
  • Marine sciences
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adult
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the tragic disappearance of the rainforests of the sea
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Let Them Eat Shrimp : The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, by Kennedy Warne, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781610910248
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11444171
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Let Them Eat Shrimp : The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, by Kennedy Warne, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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MWT11444171
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781610910248
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11444171
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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