The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America

The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America

by Summer Brennan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619025271
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 839,694
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Summer Brennan was born to parents living in a houseboat on the San Francisco Bay. She has written for magazines and newspapers all over the country and works regularly with the United Nations Press Office in New York covering issues related to decolonization, disarmament, human rights and the environment. As an undergraduate at Bennington she studied with Mary Oliver. Later she took her masters from NYU in journalism and the Middle East. The Oyster War is her first book. Learn more at theoysterwar.com.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae xi

Maps xv

Prologue 1

Part I The Broken Shore

1 The Oyster Farm 9

2 Fault Lines 27

3 The Fable of the California Oyster 43

4 A Friend of the Earth 65

Part II How to Curate the Wild

5 A New Venture 85

6 The Saving of Point Reyes 99

7 Enter the Blast Furnace 121

8 The Non-Natives Are Restless 131

9 Reinforcements 157

10 The Worst-Case Scenario 183

Part III The Geography of Hope

11 Casino 203

12 David v. Goliath 217

13 Shell Games 237

14 Reckoning 261

15 In Search of an Original Wild 281

Acknowledgments 289

Selected Bibliography 297

Appendices 315

Index 365

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