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Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforrests of the Sea Hardcover – 20 Dec 2011

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  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Shearwater Books (20 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597266833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597266833
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,142,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kennedy Warne tells it straight: mangroves are under threat. In his passionate travelogue, he covers everything from vandal monkeys to life on the shores of the Red Sea, chronicling the global fight to save the rainforests of the sea. "Let Them Eat Shrimp" is a cocktail worth savoring."--Raj Patel "author of "The Value of Nothing" "

About the Author

Kennedy Warne is author of Roads Less Travelled and founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, GEO, and other publications.

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A really excellent book and so very well written. If you are interested in nature conservation of any sort, or interested in fisheries or mangroves and especially mangroves as this book is all about them, then you should read this book. Highly recommended.
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Mangroves make the world a better place 5 April 2011
By S - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The idea for this book originated as a story for National Geographic Magazine-- the article is a great preview for the book. The slide show is amazing, of course. [...]

Kennedy Warne visits mangroves from Bangladesh to Eritrea to Panama and Brazil. Though the title references shrimp farms, the book is centered on the ecology of mangroves, the cultures they support, threats to their continued existence, and ecosystem services. Culture? Yes--just like the rainforests referenced in the subtitle, mangroves support people who depend on them for shellfish, charcoal, fisheries, and even honey. Their exploitation by small groups of people may be sustainable, but mangroves are vulnerable to coastal development for tourism, timber, and shrimp farms. Warne travels the globe and finds that many governments protect mangroves on paper, but enforcement is lacking and development is often unregulated. It's not all bad news though, there are some encouraging stories of innovative sustainable development and reforestation programs, mangrove restoration and mitigation. None of the policy or science is excruciating or boring, however. It reads more like a travelogue-- I was reminded of Douglas Adams's Last Chance to See, one of my favorite books. Tigers hunt the mangroves in Bangladesh, monkeys in Tanzania use their tails to lure crabs, a humanitarian/cell biologist leads reforestation efforts in Eritrea. It's fascinating stories that are linked by mangroves.

Warne says that he is interested in mangroves because "they're maligned, they're marginalized....Mangroves are underdogs." He champions them well. Though not everyone may find them beautiful, they provide services that should easily win friends, such as nursery habitat for fish and shrimp, roosting and nectar for birds, storm buffer, silt trap, and carbon sink.

Based on the title, I was expecting more comparison between the costs of shrimp farming and wild shrimp harvesting, but the shrimp farms are one of many issues in the book. The book is refreshingly free of instructions on how to live our lives or snobbery towards the first-world lifestyle. Warne does not talk down to the reader or preach. Highly recommended to naturalists, travelers, and anyone curious about the cultures and ecosystems of the world.
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Informative and well written 29 July 2012
By Martita - Published on Amazon.com
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This writer is well versed in his topic and wrote in a clear and informative style. If you've been wondering why shrimp have been so underpriced in the stores, this book will show you the hidden costs.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An absolute must read if you are genuinly interested in mangroves / wetlands . 23 Mar. 2011
By hans voerman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book describes extremely clear (for anyone who is interested ) about the negative impact of shrimp farms on mangroves. Besides that it describes in an easy to understand way the way mangroves work.
I work daily in mangroves with tourists , and this is a great book and must read for those with some kind of interest in mangroves.
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By Michelle Hart - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely loved this book. It is a wonderful read for anyone that is interested in the plight of the environment and the unique ecosystem that is the mangrove forests.
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