If a cook on your Christmas list loves seafood, The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson is guaranteed to delight them. This book is a good quick read and is a rich narrative of how much has been learned about this mysterious crustacean in the past 40 years, and how people who harvest them have met the popular demand for lobster without compromising the well-being of the species. Much is told of modern research on lobsters, and you will find this book is as long on technical information as it is entertaining. Two seafood forks up. Way up.