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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.98

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fishing, a heritage abused, 21 Nov. 1999
Coming as I do from Grimsby, I have been brought up on stories of derring do on the high seas in search of fish. This book tells of the international appeal of COD and the relentless hunt for it. We now know that it might have been a plentiful cheap food of old, but can now only realise that like many other thing taken for granted we have abused the natural resource. The story is told with factual assurance and good narrative for the side-lines ( ..recipes, origins of sayings etc...). Buy it and read it and be forewarned of what WILL occur with the resource of the sea. An excellent read.


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