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Download PDF by Kate Livie: Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay's Foundation and Future

By Kate Livie

ISBN-10: 1540212696

ISBN-13: 9781540212696

ISBN-10: 162619825X

ISBN-13: 9781626198258

Crassostrea virginica, the jap oyster. those humble bivalves are the residing bones of the Chesapeake and the ecological and ancient lifeblood of the sector. whilst colonists first sailed those impossibly ample shorelines, they defined monstrous shoals of foot-long oysters. however the bottomless urge for food of the Gilded Age and nice fleets of skipjacks took their toll. illness, environmental pressures and overconsumption decimated the inhabitants by way of the top of the 20 th century. whereas Virginia grew to become to bottom-leasing, passionate debate maintains in Maryland between scientists and oystermen no matter if aquaculture or wild harvesting is the higher method ahead. at the present time, boutique oyster farming within the Bay is sustainably assembly the culinary call for of a brand new new release of connoisseurs. With cautious study and interviews with specialists, writer Kate Livie provides this dynamic tale and a glimpse of what the longer term might hold.

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