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Mark Kurlansky

Autor(a) de Salt: A World History

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About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of mostrar mais Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History (2002) 5,934 cópias
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997) — Autor — 3,173 cópias
Paper: Paging Through History (2016) 753 cópias
The Story of Salt (2006) 382 cópias
The Last Fish Tale (2008) 325 cópias
World Without Fish (2011) 285 cópias
The Cod's Tale (2001) 221 cópias
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium (2017) 158 cópias
Battle Fatigue (2011) 38 cópias
A Moveable Feast 3 cópias

Associated Works

The Belly of Paris (1873) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,165 cópias
Gandhi on Non-Violence: A Selection From the Writings of Mahatma Gandi (1964) — Prefácio, algumas edições329 cópias
Haiti Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Best Food Writing 2000 (Best Food Writing) (2000) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage (2004) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Hebbes Preview. 12 nieuwe smaakmakers voor het voorjaar (2006) — Autor, algumas edições4 cópias
hebbes — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Glass : Satyagraha : 2017/18 [programme] (2018) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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An excellent history of the role of oysters, oystering, food and fishing industries in the New York City area.

My one complaint is that despite frequent mentions of the Sandy Ground neighborhood of Staten Island--an early free Black community comprised largely of oystermen--it does not appear in the index.
Karen5Lund | outras 23 resenhas | Nov 27, 2023 |
By now the folks who follow me here likely know that I have a love for Mark Kurlansky’s approach to writing about history - tracing a single object’s impact on the world - as he did with “Salt” and “Milk”. In this book, the author turns his attention away from edibles and toward a seemingly more mundane subject - the history of paper! I suspected there would be some interesting historical tidbits about this fibrous stuff, but in this work Kurlansky explains that it’s not the paper itself that is the focus of the examination, but the various methods of communication that humanity has employed through the use of the stuff. From writing on hides, to parchment and velum, to handcrafted art paper, to more modern printing, and even Japanese nori (seaweed paper)… Kurlansky weaves a story. I particularly liked the argument that he repeatedly makes about technology not changing society - but that technology is developed in response to changing societies. “Paper” is another fascinating trip through time, and while it may not be quite as engaging as the aforementioned books on Salt or Milk, it still holds a lot of interesting moments.… (mais)
nakedspine | outras 13 resenhas | Nov 16, 2023 |
Absolutely gorgeous and thought provoking book about humanity's relationship with the only rock we eat. From the very first handful of paragraphs, it's obvious the author has a keen interest in the subject, and a sharp sense of humour. Every chapter is mind blowing. Ancient and far reaching, the story of this ubiquitous compound that has changed lives around the dinner table and altered the path of empires is truly enlightening. Highly recommend it.
nakedspine | outras 161 resenhas | Nov 16, 2023 |
I became acquainted with Kurlansky's writing when his book Salt was recommended to me. That novel was so expertly crafted, I found myself being amazed by interesting history just about every paragraph. It's the type of story you would want to return to several times. Milk! is written in much the same style, but isn't quite that engaging in practice. This may be because Kurlansky has peppered the book with a greater number of recipes, or it may just be that the history of Milk and dairy products isn't quite as sordid and dark as it is with Salt. That said, there's been a long journey between humanity and milk, whether that's cows milk, human milk, goats milk, or milk from some other animal... and I still had several of those "Oh Wow!" moments. While this might not be as epic scaled as Salt, it's still a strong labour of love, and worth reading.… (mais)
nakedspine | outras 7 resenhas | Nov 16, 2023 |



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