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Cod - A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

Mark Kurlansky

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.

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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Davidson

Length:

7h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:12