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Book Note: Mark Kurlansky, The Big Oyster

I read this book about 3-Nov-2006. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2006. This note was last modified Monday, 06-Nov-2006 20:10:13 PST.

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I don't recognize spoilers in non-fiction, remember.

A history of the New York oyster beds. Pretty interesting so far, around half way and up to the late 19th century. The concept of conservation sure seems foreign to people. Apparently there's a deep-rooted belief that the planet is so much bigger than us that we can't really change anything.

Partly it's interesting for the included history of New York city, too. And then the oyster beds kinda inherently draw him onto the topic of environmentalism.

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