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Lots of interesting history mixed in with knowledge of the oyster. New York City from it's earliest, very interesting.Published 14 days ago by gretchen young
Actually a really interesting book. My wife's best friend works in the oyster industry and her husband recommended this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SteveN
Man this book sucks. I was pleased with Salt but I'm thinking about removing Cod off my reading list after this failing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Savvy Internet Shopper
I would never have guessed that a book entirely on the history of oysters in NY would be such a great read, but I was a big fan of Kurlansky so I gave it a try. And boy am I glad! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I learned so much from this book, I had to order "Salt" by the same author.
But I liked "The Big Oyster" better. Read more
A great history and narrative of the oyster. I am taking a team to the Virginia Oyster Restoration Center to help restore oyster populations with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karin
I have learned more about oysters than I ever thought possible!!! A very interesting book.history buffs will be pleased...as will environmentalists.Published 9 months ago by Coral
There are many things wrong with Mark Kurlansky's The Big Oyster, but I will focus on just two.
The first point may seem a quibble, but it touches on what a poor writer... Read more