Horseshoe Crab Book Discussion, May 18 and 20, 2012
Horseshoe crabs have ten eyes, five pairs of walking legs, a heart half the length of their bodies, and blood that may one day save your life. They have been on this planet for 445 million years—since long before the dinosaurs arrived. They have been used as fertilizer and as bait, their eggs are a critical food for migratory birds, and their blood is a major component in tests for medical contamination.
Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor by Anthony D. Fredericks
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“A fascinating, relevant, revealing, and endlessly enjoyable book.”
—Richard Ellis, author of The Great Sperm Whale and Tuna
“In this entertaining tribute to 445-million years of horseshoe crabs, Fredericks challenges readers near and far from coastal beaches to embrace the conservation of these important creatures.” —Booklist