Blue Crabs


by Peter Meyer

A practical, entertaining guide to blue crabs and crabbing along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts.

* Fully illustrated with more than 150 photographs and drawings

* For recreational crabbers, nature lovers and seafood chefs

* All about Blue Crabs: Life cycle; Anatomy; Defense mechanisms; Reproduction; Prey and predators; Commercial crabbing methods

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Blue Crabs
by Peter Meyer

Editorial Reviews

A practical and entertaining guide to crab biology, catching crabs, and cooking and eating them, full of detailed illustrations. — — Gee Gee Rosell, The Island Breeze

An essential book for blue crab lovers. — Doug Alderson, Florida Wildlife

Crab lovers will be thrilled by this guide on cooking, catching, picking, and eating crabs. — Savannah Magazine

Crab lovers will feast their eyes on the contents of Blue Crabs: Catch ‘em, Cook ‘em, Eat ‘em. — Topsail Voice

Fantastic reading and a must for any recreational crabber. Great recipes that take you away from simple pickin’ and eatin’. — Lee Tolliver, Outdoor Editor of The Virginia Pilot

I highly recommend the book to everyone. It is the best popular book on blue crabs that I have seen. — Vince Guillory, blue crab scientist (Blue Crab Home Page website)

Takes away the mystery of crabbing, explains how easy and fun crabbing is, and makes it accessible to children. — Robin Sutton, Coastwatch

The recipes are simply explained, well illustrated, and promise many great nights of feasting. — A.T. Troxler, Beach Weekly News

This delightful family book includes everything from how to catch a crab to low fat recipes children can make themselves. — Rebecca Jones, Wrightsville Beach Magazine

You’ll be ready to head to the beach with some twine, a few chicken necks, and a dip net. — Chris Powell, Wildlife in North Carolina


About the Author
Peter Meyer is a naturalist with an insatiable curiosity and natural affection for the environment.

Meyer has a strong academic background. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Miami (Ohio) University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Meyer subsequently received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (another academic honorary).

Dr. Peter Meyer is board-certified in the specialty of emergency medicine. He maintains a special interest in hazardous marine animals.

Peter Meyer is also a successful writer and publisher. Other books by the author include:

Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast: Common Birds, Crabs, Shells, Fish, and other Entities of the Coastal Environment (a widely-acclaimed book about the environment and common plants and animals of the Carolina coast)

You are the ER Doc! True-to-Life Cases for You to Treat (an entertaining, educational, and reader-interactive presentation of emergency medicine cases for the lay public)

Medicalese: A Humorous Medical Dictionary (a tongue-in-cheek, humorous look at medicine and medical terminology)


Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Avian-Cetacean Pr (April 2002)
ISBN-10:  0962818631
ISBN-13:  978-0962818639

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