ORONO – Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: The Big Oyster: History on the Half-Shell by Mark Kurlansky at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.11 at Dirigo Pines. For information, call 866 3400.
The history of New York City told from the humble perspective of the once copious, eagerly consumed, now decimated eastern oyster. The exhaustion of the city’s oyster beds and pollution by sewage effectively eclipsed the consumption of local oysters by the 1920s, yet the oyster still promotes the health of the waterways by its natural filtering system.
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