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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161212027X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612120270
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part travelog, part conservation treatise, this is a terrific read and an effective call to arms.

(Chef Bun Lai, Miya's Sushi)

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North America is under attack by invasive creatures! Black spiny-tailed iguanas, armadillos, European green crabs, lionfish, and other alien species are devouring our native plants and animals, pushing many to the brink of extinction.

 

One man is doing something about the problem -- Jackson Landers is hunting and eating aliens. Armed with his rifle and hunting knife, he sets out to turn invasive pests into delicious meals. This is his tale of stalking 14 destructive animal species and spreading the word that eating invasives spices up our dinner plates and helps the environment.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Adam J. Wiederman on September 10, 2012
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Some 50 years after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring set the environmentalist movement in motion, Landers' newest book has the potential to set the "invasivore" movement in full swing.

The term invasivore succinctly describes Landers' vocation and the book itself: hunting and fishing non-native species. Then eating them.

Eating Aliens chronicles Landers' pursuit across the country to hunt or fish black spiny-tailed iguanas, green iguanas, pigs, armadillos, lionfish, European green crabs, Asian carp, nutria, Canadian geese, tilapia, plecos, armored catfish, snakeheads, and Chinese mystery snails -- using modern firearms and tackle, as well as simple pellet rifles and knives.

Equal parts travelogue and essay, he describes each pursuit in detail, leaving you with many memorable anecdotes -- and wanting similar stories of your own.

He goes to great length to describe the effect each invasive species is having on the environment it encroached upon, alongside useful advice for pursuing (and eating) them yourself.

You see him struggle and succeed, as well as completely fail (he never actually catches one of the species mentioned above -- you'll have to read his book to find out which -- and the shocking reason why.)

Yet throughout, it's clear that his biggest roadblock came from needlessly strict (sometimes outdated) state hunting and fishing laws or local ordinances, often combined with ignorant government workers enforcing them or a naive community of citizens.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Barry on September 7, 2012
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Landers is the No. 1 voice of experience in turning invasive species into nourishing, tasty meals. It doesn't require the skills of a practiced chef or a blue ribbon cuisine. An apartment kitchen has what's needed, and you already have the skill that's required. We all do. We just need to know what to make, where to get it, and how to prepare it. And here it is, This is a great read.
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By Falconress on April 9, 2014
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Overall it was a pretty ok book. I enjoyed reading about his adventures but wish he would've gotten into the nitty gritty of how we can hunt these invasives ourselves. This isn't a guidebook but was still a fun read.
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Offers some really interesting insight on different invasive species. I think it has motivated me to start hunting invasive species.
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By Breuschi15 on February 7, 2014
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I liked this book, it was very interesting and read quickly. I liked that that the lead up to the kills were descriptive but not boring. I wish he would have been more specific on the recipes. Anyone who likes the outdoors and is curious about exotic wildlife will enjoy!
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By Edward H. schoeffler on November 23, 2013
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When I was a boy my father told me in a half joking statement that if we wanted to get rid of any living thing we did not want; teach people to eat it. Nice to see someone else appreciating the truth of that remark.
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Really a first rate book if you like smart adventures and authors with a unique voice. I especially enjoyed how resourceful Landers (the author) was in getting his prey.
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By Poedonk on April 11, 2013
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It's a short read that really highlights some of the more problematic species that are spreading throughout the world. It's written very enjoyably and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about invasive species. Especially those that are interested in snacking on them.
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