The Big Oyster : New York on the half shell

Title
The Big Oyster : New York on the half shell / Mark Kurlansky.
Author
Kurlansky, Mark.
Publication
New York : Ballantine Books, ©2006.
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Description
xx, 307 pages : illustrations, maps; 22 cm
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294) and index.
Contents
The beds of Eden -- A molluscular life -- The bivalvent Dung Hill -- The fecundity of Bivalvency -- A nice bed to visit -- Becoming the worlds's oyster -- Eggocentric New Yorkers -- The shells of sodom -- The crassostreasness of New Yorkers -- Making your own bed -- Ostreamaniacal behavior -- Ostracized in the golden age -- Enduring shellfishness.
Call Number
TX754.O98
ISBN
  • 0345476387
  • 9780345476388
LCCN
  • 2005049853
  • 9780345476388
OCLC
  • 60550567
  • 84141514
Author
Kurlansky, Mark.
Title
The Big Oyster : New York on the half shell / Mark Kurlansky.
Imprint
New York : Ballantine Books, ©2006.
Edition
1st ed.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294) and index.
Summary
The author takes an insightful look at the influence of the oyster on four centuries of New York history, culture, economics, and culinary trends.
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9780345476388 (hardcover) 52395)
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*R-USLHG TX754.O98 K87 2006
JSD 12-139
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