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eBook Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health ePub

by Bill Sargent

  • ISBN: 1584655313
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Bill Sargent
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: UPNE; New edition edition (February 28, 2006)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1265 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1749 kb
  • Other: lrf lit rtf mobi
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 759

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William (Bill) Sargent is a relative of the painter John Singer Sargent and a son of a former governor of Massachusetts.

From this book, I learned that horseshoe crabs have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they retain many "primitive" evolutionary features. William (Bill) Sargent is a relative of the painter John Singer Sargent and a son of a former governor of Massachusetts. He was primed early for a career in politics, but since boyhood he was far more interested in science than in traditional forms of public service.

Surviving almost unmolested for 300 million years, the horseshoe crab is now the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations. The source of this friction is the discovery 25 years ago that the blood of these ancient creatures serves as the basis for the most reliable test for the deadly and ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria.

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The horseshoe crab is the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists .

The horseshoe crab is the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations. The source of this friction is the discovery 25 years ago that the blood of these ancient creatures serves as the basis for the most reliable test for the deadly and ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria

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You can change your ad preferences anytime. 3. Surviving almost unmolested for 300 million years, the horseshoe crab is now the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations.

William Sargent, author,Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism and Human Health, "One of those rare natural history books that makes clear the deep interdependence and relationship of humans to the natural world in ways they would little dream of without reading.

William Sargent, author,Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism and Human Health, "One of those rare natural history books that makes clear the deep interdependence and relationship of humans to the natural world in ways they would little dream of without reading the book. Anne Rudloe, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, "An entertaining guide to a creature that is 445 million years old and still having sex on the beach.

Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health By William Sargent. Children's Books: Crab Moon, by Ruth Horowitz. Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds-The Story of a Food Web, by Victoria Crenson. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95 (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards), by Phillip Hoose. Harry Horseshoe Crab: A Tale of Crawly Creatures, by Suzanne Tate; illustrated by James Melvin.

Surviving almost unmolested for 300 million years, the horseshoe crab is now the object of an intense legal and ethical struggle involving marine biologists, environmentalists, US government officials, biotechnologists, and international corporations. The source of this friction is the discovery 25 years ago that the blood of these ancient creatures serves as the basis for the most reliable test for the deadly and ubiquitous gram-negative bacteria. These bacteria are responsible for life-threatening diseases like menengitis, typhoid, E. coli, Legionnaire’s Disease and toxic shock syndrome. Because every drug certified by the FDA must be tested using the horseshoe crab derivative known as Limulus lysate, a multimillion dollar industry has emerged involving the license to “bleed” horseshoe crabs and the rights to their breeding grounds.Since his youthful fascination with these ancient creatures, William Sargent has spent much of his life observing, studying, and collecting horseshoe crabs. As a result, he presents a thoroughly accessible insider’s guide to the discovery of the lysate test, the exploitation of the crabs at the hands of multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates, local fishing interests, and the legal and governmental wrangling over the creatures’ ultimate fate. In the end, the story of the horseshoe crab is a sobering reflection on the unintended consequences of scientific progress and the danger of self-regulated industries controlling a limited natural resource.

Comments

Kirinaya Kirinaya
Just plain vicious, they attacked Red Lobster
Nightscar Nightscar
The previous reviewer must have a big ax to grind! His ad hominum attack on the author is outrageous, and ridiculous! I have both a medical research background, and lived many years near the Atlantic Ocean. Horseshoe crabs were once so common, you practically tripped over them, now they are virtually nonexistent!

Horseshoe crabs are in such big trouble that the Governors of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have drastically reduced the allowable catch off their shores! The situation has deteriorated to the point that the Audubon Society is concerned about the potential extinction of certain migrating birds, which are dependent on Horseshoe crab eggs! Should we just sit on our hands in order to keep one tiny, and economically insignificant industry - whose sole purpose is to turn these ancient, and medically priceless, creatures into bait - happy? Sorry! No way! These offshore waters belong to all of us! They are not anyone's private domain to destroy at one's leisure for monetary gain!
Modifyn Modifyn
Very interesting, had know idea there blood was used for medical testing. When I was a kid we would go see an uncle on the cape . He would use the horseshoe crabs to scratch his back!
Coiriel Coiriel
could have used a bit more history with the book but good background on how the biomedical industry developed on the east coast