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Oyster : a world history

Author: Drew Smith
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history back to the Neolithic. They have inspired writers, painters and cooks, sustained whole communities, and fashioned legend and history. Their pearls funded empires and created slavery. The evidence oysters leave behind suggests there was a seafaring empire along the coast of Western Europe long before the Romans, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Smith
ISBN: 9780752457345 0752457349
OCLC Number: 615865891
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue : The craic --
pt. 1. Ancient times . In the beginning. Of pearls & gods ; Biology ; Fabulous legends : megaliths, Celts & Phoenicians ; Edible bones : Greeks & Romans --
pt. 2. Old World. England ; Brython ;- France --
pt. 3. New World. The first Americans ; Tales of the Chesapeake ; The South ; The West & Canada ; South Seas --
pt. 4. Modern times. The science --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Drew Smith.

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