There are some weird pictures in this book. Look at that cover. You wouldn’t want to bump into that on a dark, cold, ocean floor… unless of course, you were passionate about King Crabs… or if you were a King Crab out looking for some friends, in which case you probably would want to bump into it. I don’t have a lot experience with crabs or bumping into crabs on the ocean floor, although I did once partake in a bucket full of poached crabs whilst visiting Scotland. From memory the crabs I ate didn’t look anything like any of the crabs in this book, but they were very tasty.
Not a crab that I ate.
In the short term this book is a hard sell and even when I picked it up, this thought ran through my mind. It was followed rather quickly by the thought that it would be a great book for a longer internet listing and less of an ebay item. I just get the feeling that a title like this is something that you would want/need for a research or work purpose and less of a collectible/casual interest type of book. Not that these sort of books are impossible to sell on ebay, this isn’t the case, it’s just from my observations it’s a little more difficult to sell these sort of academic and technical books on ebay… and elsewhere. Despite my initial theories, I have listed it on ebay and have so far been proved correct. It’s a great book though and enough to make me avoid the ocean floor as much as I possibly can.