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Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Secret Life of Lobsters

Queens-bound A Train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Linnea gave me one subway stop to talk to her about her book, The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fisherman and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustaceans, by Trevor Corson (thankfully, I looked up the full title on Amazon rather than copying it down in my notebook). Linnea is a journalist and was fascinated by this journalistic narrative about how lobster fisherman and scientists clashed over how to save the lobster population of Maine. She liked the book so much that she had read half the book on the very day I spoke with her. She told me so, then exited the train.

2 comments:

Linnea said...

I forgot to tell you how intriguing the sex life of a lobster is -- they cuddle! It was nice to meet you!

- Linnea

Squeaky Lemon Mouse said...

I'm so glad I read your blog, Garth - because I had been hunting for the tome of my dreams - and this sounds definitely like it's going to be my first real summer book. I love this type of science tales written for the non-scientist - off to the bookstore.
~ Stacy Martin