Crab (Animal) (Paperback)

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What is a crab? What significance do crabs play in the world? In Crab, Cynthia Chris reveals that these charming creatures are social by nature, creative problem-solvers, and invaluable members of the environments in which they live. Their formidable physical forms, their hard-to-harvest and quick-to-spoil flesh, and their sassy demeanor have inspired artists and writers from Vincent van Gogh to Jean-Paul Sartre. Chris sketches vivid portraits of these animals, tracing the history of the crab through its ancient fossil record to its essential role in protecting its own habitats from the threat of climate change.

About the Author


Cynthia Chris is professor of media culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She is the author of Watching Wildlife and The Indecent Screen: Regulating Television in The Twenty-First Century.

Praise For…


“This book explores everything that is interesting, weird, and wonderful about crabs. . . . Chris is part detective, part scientist, and always an exceptionally good writer. Her magnificent book will enthrall scientists and beginners alike.”
— Patricia Backwell, professor of biology, Australian National University


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789143690
ISBN-10: 1789143691
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publication Date: April 15th, 2021
Pages: 176
Series: Animal

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