Rowan Jacobsen
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Rowan Jacobsen

Rowan Jacobsen is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, American Terroir, Shadows on the Gulf, and Apples of Uncommon Character. He has written for the New York Times, Harper's, Outside, Mother Jones, Orion, The Boston Globe, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. He has won a couple of James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and some others. His 2010 book, American Terroir, was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Library Journal. His Outside Magazine piece Heart of Dark Chocolate received the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers for best adventure story of the year, and his Harper's piece The Homeless Herd was named best magazine piece of the year by the Overseas Press Club. He was a 2012 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, writing about endangered diversity on the borderlands between India, Myanmar, and China. He lives in Vermont. Learn more at www.rowanjacobsen.com

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    • Fruitless Fall

    • The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Rowell Gormon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Many people will remember that Rachel Carson predicted a silent spring, but she also warned of a fruitless fall, a time with no pollination and no fruit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible book

    • By Elan Sun Star on 06-01-16
    • The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Rowell Gormon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 03-27-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Geography of Oysters

    • The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes listeners on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • American Terroir

    • Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Originally used by the French to describe the way local conditions such as soil and climate affect the flavor of a wine, terroir has been little understood (and often mispronounced) by Americans, until now....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Living Shore

    • Rediscovering a Lost World
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In the 1990s, a marine scientist named Brian Kingzett was commissioned to survey Canada's western coast....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Shadows on the Gulf

    • A Journey Through Our Last Great Wetland
    • By: Rowan Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Kevin Young
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the spring of 2010, as we watched oil gushing unstoppably into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, many Americans turned their focus to the region for the first time.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By pippin on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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