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Mark Kurlansky (born 7 December 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a highly-acclaimed American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics, such as cod or salt.

Kurlansky attended Butler University, where he harbored an early interest in theatre and earned a BA in 1970. However, his interest faded and he began to work as a journalist in the 1970s. During the 70’s he worked as a correspondent in Western Europe for the Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and eventually the Paris-based International Herald Tribune. He moved to Mexico in 1982 where he continued to do journalism. He wrote his first book, A Continent of Islands, in 1992 and went on to write several books throughout the 1990s. His 1997 book Cod was an international bestseller and was translated into more than 15 languages. His work and contribution to Basque identity and culture is recognised in the Basque hall of fame.

Kurlansky as a teenager called Emile Zola his "hero", and in 2009 Kurlansky translated one of Zola's novels The Belly of Paris whose theme is the food markets of Paris.

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Total Books: 160
The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing
2021 - The Unreasonable VIrtue of Fly Fishing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781635573077
ISBN-10: 1635573076
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math
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Salmon A Fish the Earth and the History of a Common Fate
2020 - Salmon a Fish the Earth and the History of a Common Fate (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781938340864
ISBN-10: 1938340868
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math
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Bugs in Danger Our Vanishing Bees Butterflies and Beetles
2019 - Bugs in Danger Our Vanishing Bees Butterflies and Beetles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781547600854
ISBN-10: 1547600853
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math
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Milk A 10000Year Food Fracas
Havana A Subtropical Delirium
2018 - Havana a Subtropical Delirium (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781632863928
ISBN-10: 1632863928
Genres: History, Travel
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International Night A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World Including More than 250 Recipes
Paper A World History
2017 - Paper a World History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393353709
ISBN-10: 0393353702
Genres: History, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3

Paper Paging Through History
2016 - Paper Paging Through History (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781410490070
ISBN-10: 1410490076
Genres: History, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A Chosen Few
2016 - A Chosen Few (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781522605348
ISBN-10: 1522605347
Genres: History, Health, Fitness & Dieting
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City Beasts Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
2015 - City Beasts Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781594485879
ISBN-10: 1594485879
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Frozen in Time Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
World Without Fish
2014 - World Without Fish (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780761185000
ISBN-10: 0761185003
Genre: Children's Books
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The Cod's Tale A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
The Story of Salt
2014 - The Story of Salt (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780147511669
ISBN-10: 0147511666
Genre: Children's Books
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Ready For a Brand New Beat How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Ready for a Brand New Beat How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a  Changing America
2013 - Ready for a Brand New Beat How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America [Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410461957
ISBN-10: 1410461955
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Hank Greenberg The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One
2013 - Hank Greenberg the Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One [Jewish Lives] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300192469
ISBN-10: 0300192460
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
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Birdseye The Adventures of a Curious Man
2013 - Birdseye the Adventures of a Curious Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780767930307
ISBN-10: 0767930304
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Battle Fatigue
2011 - Battle Fatigue (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802722645
ISBN-10: 0802722644
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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What Are These the 20 Most Important Questions in Human HistoryOr is This a Game of 20 Questions
2011 - What Are These the 20 Most Important Questions in Human Historyor Is This a Game of 20 Questions (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802779069
ISBN-10: 0802779069
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

The Eastern Stars How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris
2011 - The Eastern Stars How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro De Macoris (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781594485053
ISBN-10: 1594485054
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2008 - Nonviolence the History of a Dangerous Idea [Modern Library Chronicles] (Paperback)
2005 - Cod (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - Salz (Other)
2003 - Salt [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
El Bacalao [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Historia Vasca Del Mundo [Ediciones Del Bronce] (Paperback)
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