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Cod : A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World - 97 edition

Cod : A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (ISBN10: 0802713262; ISBN13: 9780802713261)
ISBN13: 978-0802713261
ISBN10: 0802713262

Summary: ''Cod spans a thousand years and four continents. From the Vikings, who pursued the codfish across the Atlantic, and the enigmatic Basques, who first commercialized it in medieval times, to Bartholomew Gosnold, who named Cape Cod in 1602, and Clarence Birdseye, who founded an industry on frozen cod in the 1930s, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs, and of course the fishermen, whose lives have interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the fiftee ...show morenth-century politics of the Hanseatic League and the cod wars of the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. He embellishes his story with gastronomic detail, blending in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. And he brings to life the cod itself: its personality, habits, extended family, and ultimately the tragedy of how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.'' ''From fishing ports in New England and Newfoundland to coastal skiffs, schooners, and factory ships across the Atlantic; from Iceland and Scandinavia to the coasts of England, Brazil, and West Africa, Mark Kurlansky tells a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Walker & Company
Published: 06/01/1997
International: No



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New York 1997 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 0802713262. [10], 294 pages, illustrations, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From Library Journal: "In this engaging hist ...show moreory of a "1000-year fishing spree, " Kurlansky traces the relationship of cod fishery to such historical eras and events as medieval Christianity and Christian observances; international conflicts between England and Germany over Icelandic cod; slavery, the molasses trade, and the dismantling of the British Empire; and, the evolution of a sophisticated fishing industry in New England. Kurlansky relates this information in an entertaining style while providing accurate scientific information. The story does not have a happy ending, however. The cod fishery is in trouble, deep trouble, as the Atlantic fish has been fished almost to extinction. "; 304 pages. ...show less
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First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 294 pages, with illustrations. In this story of the cod, the author has found the tragic fable of our time - abundance turned to scarity through determined sho ...show morertsightedness. This classic history will stand as an epitaph and a warning. As new. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. ...show less
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Hardcover Very Good 0802713262 Dust jacket has light shelf wear, pages are clean, tight and bright! Overall in great condition!
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