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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by [Kurlansky, Mark]
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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Kindle Edition

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"A charming fish tale and a pretty gift for your favorite seafood cook or fishing monomaniac. But in the last analysis, it's a bitter ecological fable for our time." -Los Angeles Times

"Every once in a while a writer of particular skill takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight. Such is the case of Mark Kurlansky and the codfish." -David McCullough, author of 1776, John Adams, and The Wright Brothers

"One of the 25 Best Books of the Year." -The New York Public Library

"A subject as mighty and tragic as this deserves an excellent biographer, and in Mark Kurlansky, cod has found one. Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated . . . Kurlansky's marvelous fish opus stands as a reminder of what good non-fiction used to be: eloquent, learned, and full of earthy narratives that delight and appall." -The Globe and Mail

"In the end the book stands as a kind of elegy, a loving eulogy not only to a fish, but to the people whose lives have been shaped by the habits of the fish, and whose way of life is now at an end." -Newsday

"What a prodigious creature is the cod. Kurlansky's approach is intriguing - and deceptively whimsical. This little book is a work of no small consequence." -Business Week

"In the story of the cod, Mark Kurlansky has found the tragic fable of our age - abundance turned to scarcity through determined shortsightedness. This classic history will stand as an epitaph and a warning." -Bill McKibben

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1407 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (28 February 2011)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NBZG1A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eileen Nephin Bish
5.0 out of 5 starsPrepare for a Riproaring Ride!
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5.0 out of 5 starsSacred Cod
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great fun author
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great book, filled with emotion over the tragedy of the cod industry
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5.0 out of 5 starsSplendid Book About A Fish -- And Much, Much More
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