Cod : a Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

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Knopf Canada, 1997 - Codfish - 294 pages
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National Bestsellernbsp;nbsp;žnbsp;nbsp;Editors' Pick, Maclean's

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Outstanding. Entertaining as well as educational. - Goodreads
The recipes, however, did nothing for me. - Goodreads
Great book, easy to read yet revealing. - Goodreads
An engaging, quirky little history with a sad ending. - Goodreads
The text even has recipes scattered throughout it. - Goodreads
Kurlansky is an amazing writer. - Goodreads

Review: Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

User Review  - Michael Rodgers-wilson - Goodreads

More fantastic research from this author. Really interesting from cover to cover. It's. not just about the fish but all of the social history tha surrounds it including a "war" between Iceland and the UK. Read full review

Review: Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

The codfish lays a thousand eggs The homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles To tell you what she's done. And so we scorn the codfish While the humble hen we prize Which only goes to show you That it pays to advertise. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

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