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Author Berger, David (David Alexander), author.

Title Razor clams : buried treasure of the Pacific Northwest / David Berger
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2017
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Series A Ruth Kirk book
Contents Introductions -- Lay of the land : Long Beach and Ocean Shores -- Sacred treaties -- Ecology and anatomy -- Past abundances -- The era of NIX and domoic acid -- Pumping and counting -- Licensed to carry -- Eating them, after all, is the point -- Will's first clam -- Coda: Practical matters -- Appendix 1. Washington State razor clam personal use regulations, 1929-2015 -- Appendix 2. Recreational razor clam license information in Washington, 1982-1993
Summary In this lively history and celebration of the Pacific razor clam, David Berger shares with us his love affair with the glossy, gold-colored Siliqua patula and gets into the nitty-gritty of how to dig, clean, and cook them using his favorite recipes. In the course of his investigation, Berger brings to light the long history of razor clamming as a subsistence, commercial, and recreational activity, and shows the ways it has helped shape both the identity and the psyche of the Pacific Northwest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Berger, David -- Travel -- Washington (State)
Berger, David (David Alexander) -- Travel -- Washington (State)
Clamming -- Washington (State)
Razor clams -- Washington (State)
Beaches -- Washington (State)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
NATURE -- Animals -- Marine Life.
Manners and customs.
Razor clams.
Washington (State) -- Social life and customs
Washington (State) -- Description and travel.
Washington (State)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017011770
ISBN 9780295741437