Cod

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9780099268703
 
From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, the author introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with the prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He shows how the most profitable fish in history is faced with extinction.
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 0.288000
Author Kurlansky, Mark
Availability IP
Department Natural History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780099268703
Pages 304
Published 06/05/1999
Publisher Vintage
Section Natural History
Size Unfolded 129x198mm
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