Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

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

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

This is a book about all things cod. Really. Beyond the historical and ecological significance of the fish there is etymology and art and music and of course, recipes. I have a student worker who is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is essentially a history of the Atlantic nations told through the medium of cod. I'd never thought of the American Revolution in those terms. There are also some excellent saltcod recipes. Read full review

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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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