Monday, February 1, 2010

Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold

In Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold (FT Press Science, ISBN-13: 9780137009725, $24.99, hardcover, 272 pages, January 2010), renowned nature writers Jack Rudloe and Anne Rudloe reveal a hidden history that has spanned millennia, the book uncovers the stories and the heritage behind centuries of shrimping all around the world. 

The all time high in demand is creating problems, however. Once an expensive dish, shrimp has become easily accessible to almost all consumers, but the result may be adversely impacting the sea. 

“Because of aquaculture, and modern shrimp trawlers people are eating more shrimp than ever,” state the Rudloes. “That is causing huge changes for the marine environment, endangered species, and the ocean’s water quality, potentially changing the lives of thousands of people around the world who make their living on shrimp.”

Check out excerpts from Shrimp

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