Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky is an incredible book that charts the history of the codfish and the massive impact it has made of the human race. Reading about codfish may not be the first thing you think of when looking for a gripping book, but Mark Kurlansky has created just that – a book about a fish that probably has mattered more in human history than any other and has made it an engrossing read.

Product Description
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.

Review Quotes:
Sir Roy Strong, Express On Sunday:
“This is an extraordinary little book, unputdownable, written in the most lyrical, flowing style which paints vivid pictures and, at the same time, punches into place hard facts that stop you dead in your tracks. Who would ever think that a book on cod would make a compulsive read? And yet this is precisely what Kurlansky has done. ”

Scotsman
An engrossing and timely little epic.

Mail on Sunday
To go out and buy a book on the subject (of cod) is to invite glances of suspicion. While a few eccentrics might think this is a good reason to purchase several copies, for the rest of us it requires a certain leap of faith. Cod … amply rewards such a leap. It is compact and beautifully produced.

Independent On Sunday
Refreshing and invigorating, full of fascinating facts.

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