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

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World 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 precious that gold This book spans , 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 th and th 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


About the Author: Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky has written, edited, or contributed to twenty books, which have been translated into twenty five languages and won numerous prizes His previous books Cod, Salt, 1968, and The Food of a Younger Land were all New York Times best sellers.



10 thoughts on “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

  1. says:

    A bit fishy I couldn t resist Figure 1 The majestic seafaring cod.Figure 2 The majestic cod as us landlubbers know it Cod one of the most common fish in the sea provided food for millions What started as simp


  2. says:

    Continuing on my histories of odd things and non fiction binge , I returned to another Mark Kurlansky piece that may leave some readers swimming in the other direction Kurlansky presents the cod and its importance in


  3. says:

    Are you prepared for the excitement of reading a review about a book about fish Well, strap yourselves in for a wild ride, folks Why write a book about cod Why read it Simple Without you probably knowing it, cod has been one o


  4. says:

    I got stuck with this book for AP European History book report 2 I got to chose last in the class from the book list, and so Cod I actually kinda liked it at the time It was short, humorous at times, but went a little above and beyond


  5. says:

    There is no way you could ever get me to eat cod, despite my partial Norwegian background where they eat a variety of disgusting fish dishes, the most famous being lutefisk, a kind of rotten, spoiled gelatinous mess But I loved this book Kurlan


  6. says:

    A fascinating review of the history of the Atlantic cod fisheries While I knew of the stories of the Grand banks and Georges banks from my University days I doubt there is a Marine Biologist in the world who has not studied this classic case of overfish


  7. says:

    Rating 3.75 of fiveVictorian scientists said that cod was the fish in the miracle of the loaves and fishes because there were so darn many of them.Yeah, late to the party yet again13 years late I read this book, I would swear, when it came out I recognized a few


  8. says:

    While one would think a book entirely devoted to codfish would enervate, if not actually annoy, in fact this work is a fascinating examination of the human tendency to greed as played out on a global scale This is easily equal in quality and complexity, to my mind, with


  9. says:

    Okay, so I shed a tear at the end I couldn t help it The cod s tale is quite tragic I love history and anthropology therefore, I love this book Cod by Mark Kurlansky is interesting and fact filled, and I find that presenting recipes and fun information related to the cod througho


  10. says:

    I enjoyed this lively little book about the history of cod What could seem like an obscure topic for a history book turned out to be an entertaining and very informative narrrative about a species of fish that has sparked war, shaped international political discourse, impacted diverse cul


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