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Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky
- NATURAL HISTORY
- 294 PAGES
A sparkling extended essay on the cod in the tradition of Lopez or McPhee, this marvelous book looks at the importance of the cod and the codfish industry over the centuries. It is an excellent, anecdotal economic history, throwing light on Viking voyages, the hanseatic Leage, Cananada and plight of the Grand Banks and fisheries in general.