Melvil Decimal System: 639.5
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Handicraft and Occupations
Soil; Fertilizers; Drainage
Pests; Hindrances; Blights; Insects
Crops Grown In Fields
Fruits; Orchards; Vineyards
Dairy: Milk, Butter, Cheese
Fish and reptiles as "pets"
Works under MDS 639.5
- The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island by Linda Greenlaw
- Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner
- Time Bandit by Andy Hillstrand
- Working on the Edge: Surviving In the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's HighSeas by Spike Walker
- Going Lobstering (Outdoor Adventures) by Jerry Pallotta
- Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold by Jack Rudloe
- Land Hermit Crabs by Paul J. Nash
- Hermit Crabs by Neal Pronek
- All About Land Hermit Crabs by Mervin F. Roberts
- Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad by Josh Harris
- Working the Sea: Misadventures, Ghost Stories, and Life Lessons from a Maine Lobster Fisherman by Wendell Seavey
- Blue Crabs: Catch 'em, Cook 'em, Eat 'em by Peter Meyer
- Giving the Finger: Risking It All To Fish The World's Deadliest Sea by Scott Campbell
- The Great Lobster Chase: The Real Story of Maine Lobsters and the Men Who Catch Them by Mike Brown
- Finestkind O'Day : Lobstering in Maine by Bruce McMillan
- Miriam Coffin or the Whale-Fisherman by Joseph C. Hart
- Lobstering and the Maine Coast by Kenneth R. Martin
- The Proper Care of Tarantulas by Ann Webb
- The Maine Lobster Book by Mike Brown
- Rowing forward, looking back: Shellfish and the tides of change at the elbow of Cape Cod by Sandra MacFarlane
- Fred Boynton, lobsterman, New Harbor, Maine by Ted Van Winkle
- The Colors of Lobstering by Greg Currier
- Fishermen of Fiordland by Paul Sidney Powell
- The complete shellfisherman's guide by David Tedone
- Illustrated Dictionary of Lobstering by Kendall A. Merriam
- Lobstering Off Cape Ann: A Lifetime Lobsterman Remembers by Peter K. Prybot
- Relapse by Jake Anderson
- Freshwater Crayfish Aquaculture in North America, Europe, and Australia: Families Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae by Jay V. Huner
- One Man and His Sea by Gordon S. Smith
- Hard times and a nickel a bucket : struggle and survival in North Carolina's shrimp industry by John R. Maiolo
- Lobsters: Florida, Bahamas, and the Caribbean by Martin A. Moe Jr.
- Crustacean Farming: Ranching and Culture by John F. Wickins
- How to catch a crab by William Randolph Poppke
- Of Coastlines and Crayfish by Stuart Lester
- The New Zealand whitebait book by R. M. McDowall
- The Book of the Lobster: An informal account of what he is and what he is not, how he is caught, and how he is cooked and eaten, with 43 recipes by Joy V. Dueland
- High latitude crabs : biology, management, and economics :proceedings of the International Symposium on Biology, Management, and Economics of Crabs from High Latitude Habitats, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, October 11-13, 1995
- All About Blue Crabs: And How to Catch Them by Russell Roberts
- Problems in prawn culture by shigenokunihiko
- Bering sea blues : a crabber's tale of fear in the icy north by Joe Upton
- Deadliest Catch the Pilot Episode (DVD) by Discovery Channel
- Spiny lobster management by Bruce F. Phillips
- Marine shrimp culture : principles and practices by Arlo Wade Fast
- The Australian Yabby Farmer: Second Edition by John Mosig
- Development and Management of the Northern Prawn Fishery
- Seagrass beds and juvenile prawn and fish nursery grounds : Cairns to Bowen by Robert Coles
- Introductions and movement of two penaeid shrimp species in Asia and the Pacific by Mathew Briggs
- Marron of Western Australia by N. M. Morrissy
- Shrimp Farming and Mangrove Loss in Thailand by Edward Barbier
- Crustacean farming by D. O'C Lee
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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