Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

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Spanning four continents and a thousand years, Mark Kurlansky’s latest book looks at the role that the cod has played in the history of the world, and offers a warning that the cod is in danger of becoming extinct.

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‘Who would ever think that a book on cod would make a compulsive read? And yet this is precisely what Kurlansky has done’ Express on Sunday

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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Weight 0.263 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Paperback

Pages

294

Language

English

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Dewey

333.956633 (edition:21)

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General – Trade / Code: K