- Hardcover: 190 pages
- Publisher: Shearwater Books (20 Dec. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597266833
- ISBN-13: 978-1597266833
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,526,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforrests of the Sea Hardcover – 20 Dec 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
I thought the story was going to be all doom and gloom, but it was far from it. Not only was the writing smooth and enjoyable, the subject matter - Mangroves was both refreshing and interesting. If you want something a bit different to read, and maybe even a new subject to donate to, then this book is wonderful.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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In Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, Kennedy Warne writes about the disappearance of the world’s mangrove forests, nearly impenetrable masses of trees and plants along some of our shorelines that serve as great breeding grounds for shrimp and other marine species. In easy-to-understand, nontechnical language, he shows how the rampant exploitation of these irreplaceable resources impacts peoples’ lives, local economies, and the global ecosphere. Warne details, in stark words, how the world’s fate is inextricably linked to the fate of the mangroves.
He gives you something to think about the next time you order a shrimp cocktail.
My small effort to help will be to never eat farm raised shrimp.
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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