Join local author Bridgette Clarkston as she celebrates the release of Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition with a book launch at the Monterey Public Library on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The event will include a presentation and book signing, and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for sale (cash only). Admission is free and all are welcome. No reservations required.
Since the first edition came out fifteen years ago, Pacific Seaweeds has sold over 10,000 copies, and has become the authoritative guide to over 200 common species of seaweeds from southeast Alaska to central California. This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential--and often surprising--roles seaweeds play in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems.
Featuring an attractive new full-color design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, hundreds of additional color photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features information on how to responsibly harvest certain species to eat in any of the 18 seaweed recipes featured in the book--because in addition to all of their other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food!
Bridgette E. Clarkston is a seaweed biologist, science educator and avid photographer with over a decade of teaching experience at the University of New Brunswick, University of British Columbia, and California State University, Monterey Bay. She has discovered several new species of red seaweed, and is the author of A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2015).
For more information about this event, please contact the Monterey Public Library at 831-646-3933