Books by Rowan Jacobsen

THE ESSENTIAL OYSTER by Rowan Jacobsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Jacobsen may leave noncoastal readers drooling with jealousy, but vicarious oyster slurping is better than none."
This verbally and visually succulent book covers 99 types of oysters, most from the shores of North America. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Savory information presented on a stylish plate."
A locavore and James Beard Award-winning food writer adapts the French wine-growing concept of terroir, "the taste of place," to champion a variety of foods from the Western hemisphere. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Lovely science writing, and a smart look into where the work of ecological restoration is headed. For oyster-eating and other specifics, see the author's James Beard award winner, A Geography of Oysters (2007). "
Jacobsen (Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, 2008, etc.) presents a science-rich yet lambent investigation into the fate of the Olympia oyster. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Intelligent, important assessment of a confusing phenomenon and its potentially catastrophic implications."
Culinary writer Jacobsen (A Geography of Oysters, 2007, etc.) takes a laid-back yet terrifying look at the conundrum of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has devastated honeybees. Read full book review >