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  - kenno82 - LibraryThing

Kurlansky is terrific at drilling down on a subject, exploring it in scientific and historical detail, while making it readable and digestible. Having said that, of his works, I think I prefer The Last Fish Tale. Read full review

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User Review  - beebowallace - LibraryThing

Really good look at the human species, how we can see the unfavorable results of our decisions yet take zero responsibility and continue to make the same mistakes over and over ... 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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