• Cod

  • A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
  • By: Mark Kurlansky
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (583 ratings)

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Cod

By: Mark Kurlansky
Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
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Publisher's summary

The innocuous cod has been the subject of international wars, national diets, economies, livelihoods, and health in general. Mark Kurlansky approaches the cod with his love of food and food culture, and leaps into history, folklore, and even recipes dating to the fourteenth century and forward. This famous fish spurred interest in the development of North America, and caused a whole nation of people to jump into fishing and ocean exploration. Including word origins, this audiobook also contains recipes and uses for all kinds of cod.
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©1997 Mark Kurlansky (P)2002 New Millennium Audio, All Rights Reserved
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

"Every once in a while a writer of particular skills takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight...No one who reads this charming tale will ever think the same of either the fish or the history." (David McCullough, author of John Adams)
"History filtered through the gills of the fish trade." (The New York Times Book Review)