A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
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Product Number: C1662
Released: Jan 25, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402515668
Narrator/s: Richard Davidson
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Author Mark Kurlansky pleasantly surprised the world with this engaging best-seller that garnered rave reviews from critics and casual readers alike. His subject for this whimsical biography is the codfish, a species remarkable for its influence on humanity. Cod, Kurlansky argues, has driven economic, political, cultural and military thinking for centuries in the lands surrounding the Atlantic Ocean. Nations like England and Germany have waged wars for cod. Vikings survived on frozen cod during their expeditions to the present America. And, it turns out, European explorers were driven toward North America in pursuit of this humble fish. Kurlansky fills this biography with fascinating anecdotes that show cod surfacing time and again throughout history. The book also serves as a wake-up call, alerting us that the species has nearly been fished out. Richard M. Davidson delivers a reading that is often amusing and always enlightening.


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Author(s): Mark Kurlansky
Narrator(s): Richard Davidson
Product Number Z00372
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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Author(s): Mark Kurlansky
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Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
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