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The Resource The secret life of clams : the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish, Anthony D. Fredericks

The secret life of clams : the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish, Anthony D. Fredericks

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The secret life of clams : the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish
Title
The secret life of clams
Title remainder
the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish
Statement of responsibility
Anthony D. Fredericks
Title variation
Clams
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It breathes with tubes, it has no head or brain, it feeds through a filter, and it is the source of dozens of familiar proverbs ("happy as a clam!"). Clams, it turns out, have been worshipped (by the Moche people of ancient Peru), used as money (by the Algonquin Indians), and consumed by people for thousands of years. Yet The Secret Life of Clams is the first adult trade book to deal exclusively with this gastronomic treat that is more complex than its simple two shells might reveal. The Secret Life of Clams features compelling insights, captivating biology, wry observations, and up-to-the-minute natural history that will keep readers engaged and enthralled
Summary
An introduction to clams provides insight into their biology, physiology, geographical distribution, and habitat, and sheds light on human consumption of this shellfish throughout history
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10389373
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BTCTA
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Fredericks, Anthony D
Dewey number
594.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Clams
  • Clams
  • Shellfish
  • Shellfish
Target audience
adult
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the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish
Label
The secret life of clams : the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish, Anthony D. Fredericks
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and Lore. Leonardo and ancient clam history ; Secrets in the middens ; Bivalve legends ; Clams as culture -- Nomenclature and biology. By any other name ; Anatomy and physiology ; Sex among the bivalves ; Growing up, growing old -- Business and pleasure. It came from beneath the sea ; Clams in your back yard ; Low tide, clam rakes, and education ; They're good for you! ; Culinary odysseys and epicurean journeys ; Recipes to die for -- Appendix 1. Clams that fly
Control code
ocn869265678
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781629146973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869265678
Label
The secret life of clams : the mysteries and magic of our favorite shellfish, Anthony D. Fredericks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and Lore. Leonardo and ancient clam history ; Secrets in the middens ; Bivalve legends ; Clams as culture -- Nomenclature and biology. By any other name ; Anatomy and physiology ; Sex among the bivalves ; Growing up, growing old -- Business and pleasure. It came from beneath the sea ; Clams in your back yard ; Low tide, clam rakes, and education ; They're good for you! ; Culinary odysseys and epicurean journeys ; Recipes to die for -- Appendix 1. Clams that fly
Control code
ocn869265678
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781629146973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869265678

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