by Mark Kurlansky
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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Of CodWars were waged on her, revolutions were triggered by her, national food was based on her, economies and livelihoods depended on her.The millions he suffered, he was a treasure more precious than gold.This book spans 1000 years and four continentsFrom Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces explorers, traders, writers, chefs and fishermen whose lives have been linked with this prolific fish.It recounts the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries.It is based on recipes and traditions from the Middle Ages to the present day.In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating discussion, it shows how the most profitable way of fish in history, is today confronted with extinction
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