Lobster (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Lobster (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Richard J. King

Other than that it tastes scrumptious with butter, what are you aware in regards to the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring again at you out of your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to inventory pot, there are facets to each animal tale. for example, when you consider that there are species of lobsters with no claws, how precisely do you outline a lobster? and the way did a pauper’s nutrition rework right into a meal synonymous with a sumptuous splurge? to respond to those questions about behalf of lobster the animal is Richard J. King, a former fishmonger and advertisement lobsterman, who has chronicled the creature’s lengthy usual history. 

Part of the Animal sequence, King’s Lobster takes us on a trip throughout the heritage, biology, and tradition of lobsters, together with the creature’s financial and environmental prestige all over the world. He describes the evolution of applied sciences to trap those creatures and addresses the ethics of boiling them alive. alongside the way in which, King additionally explores the salacious lobster palaces of the Twenties, the animal’s thousand-year prestige as an aphrodisiac, and the way the lobster has encouraged a variety of artists, writers, and thinkers together with Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau, Dalí, and Woody Allen.


Whether you must release lobsters from their grocery store tanks or crack open their claws, this e-book is a necessary learn, describing the human connection to the lobster from his ocean domestic to the dinner table.

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