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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The research and readability of it is really amazing. - LibraryThing
The recipes, however, did nothing for me. - LibraryThing
This is some great writing! - LibraryThing
Easy to read with lots of little known facts. - LibraryThing
... recipes for salt cod. - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - robyn - Goodreads

I'm gonna say this is slightly hard going. It's a nice looking book; can't tell a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot by production values. Rather than being padded out with pictures, there are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mara S - Goodreads

Excellent book that incorporates many different facts about many different topics related to fishing and the cod industry specifically. Found this to be a great read and starting point for learning more about overfishing and fisheries policy. I look forward to reading more by Kurlansky. 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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