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Cod : A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099268703
ISBN-10: 0099268701
Publication Date: 5/6/1999
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Publisher: Vintage Uk
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Mr. Kurlansky did his homework. I enjoyed the book but didn't make it all the way through. I found the part about the history of the fish with the Catholic church particularly interesting.
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Well written. Very interesting look at history from the standpoint of a food source. Made me look for other books to cover bits of history mentioned in this one. Closes with a fine selection of useable, historic cod recipes.
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