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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World By Mark Kurlansky

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky

From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus, he shows how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.
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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Summary


The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus, he shows how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.

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Sku
GOR001223391
Title
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0099268701
ISBN 13
9780099268703
Prizes
N/A
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