Susan Hand Shetterly – Seaweed Chronicles


Glimpse the wonders of a hidden world.

An ancient, and vital, part of nature’s ecosystem, seaweed is now emerging as an increasingly important source of food in a world faced with diminishing natural resources.

In Seaweed Chronicles, acclaimed nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly opens a window into the world of this fascinating organism by providing an elegant, often poetic, look at life on the rugged shore of the Gulf of Maine. Shetterly offers a close look at the life cycle of seaweed and introduces us to the men and women who farm and harvest it – and their increasingly difficult task of protecting this critical natural resource against forces both natural and man-made.

Ideal for fans of such books as The Hidden Life of Trees and How to Read Water, Seaweed Chronicles is a beautiful tribute to a little-known part of our country and a significant contribution to our understanding of our natural habitat.

Author: Susan Hand Shetterly
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Duration: 7 hours 20 minutes
Released: 18 Jul 2008
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

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A good story and written in a good way and with good motivation. However It would do him a service to dive in regenerative agriculture. Instead he ragged on sheep and farming. I am not sure that he understands that imported food to the UK degrades land somewhere and it is how the food is produced that is the problem. The wedding of the natural world with agriculture is very possible. Eco tourism is as damaging is most places including here in New York’s ADK’s. Also as most folk steeped in western paternalism, He misunderstands human relationship with the Earth.