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The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food from the lost WPA files
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The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food from the lost WPA files

Mark Kurlansky

From the New York Times -bestselling author of Cod and Salt comes a remarkable portrait of American food before World War II.

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Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate
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Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate

Mark Kurlansky

In his new global food history, the internationally bestselling author says if we can save the salmon, we can save the world

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International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
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International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*

Mark Kurlansky, Talia Kurlansky

From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.

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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.

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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky.

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Cod
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Cod

Mark Kurlansky

From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, the author introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with the prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th...

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Salt
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Salt

Mark Kurlansky

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is made to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe,...

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Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles
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Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles

Mark Kurlansky, Jia Liu

A fascinating look at the rise and decline in populations of beloved bugs

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Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
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Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate

Mark Kurlansky

A tribute to a magnificent species whose cycles of life are entwined with every aspect of nature -- freshwater, saltwater, and land -- and whose survival is inextricably tied to the survival of the planet.

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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

Mark Kurlansky, Brian Sutherland

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Paper: Paging Through History
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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky

From the The New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.

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Paper: Paging Through History
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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky

From the The New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.

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City Beasts: Fourteen Short Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
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City Beasts: Fourteen Short Stories of Uninvited Wildlife

Mark Kurlansky

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Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One
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Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One

Mark Kurlansky

The remarkable life story of the first Jewish superstar athlete, by New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky

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Ready For a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America
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Ready For a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America

Mark Kurlansky

New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky chronicles the extraordinary events of the summer of 1964 and showcases the momentous role that a simple song about dancing played in history.

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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: a Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music
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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: a Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music

Mark Kurlansky

A comedy of cultures about the old and the new, about Latinos, Jews, Sicilians and Germans. It's about struggling to hold onto life in a rapidly changing world, about food and sex and about how our lives are shaped by love and...

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A Chosen Few
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A Chosen Few

Mark Kurlansky

Originally published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company in 1995 --Title verso page.

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The Big Oyster: A Molluscular History of New York
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The Big Oyster: A Molluscular History of New York

Mark Kurlansky

When Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626, he showed his shrewdness by also buying the oyster beds off tiny, nearby Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770. From the Minuit purchase until pollution finally destroyed...

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Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
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Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Mark Kurlansky

The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare.

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Birdseye
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Birdseye

Mark Kurlansky

From the author of Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, comes the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American...

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The Cod's Tale: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World!
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The Cod’s Tale: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World!

Mark Kurlansky, S D Schindler

What fish enabled the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and the Pilgrims to cross the cold Atlantic Ocean to America? What fish became a staple of the medieval diet in Europe, and helped spur the American Revolution? This...

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1968: The Year That Rocked the World
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1968: The Year That Rocked the World

Mark Kurlansky

It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago convention, the Tet offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war...

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The Basque History Of The World
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The Basque History Of The World

Mark Kurlansky

They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people, writes Kurlansky. Signs of their civilization exist well before the arrival of the Romans in 218BC.

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The White Man in the Tree: And Other Stories
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The White Man in the Tree: And Other Stories

Mark Kurlansky

The White Man in the Tree is a comedy of cultural misunderstanding set in the Caribbean, New York and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other.

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Salt: A World History
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Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky

The bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History turns his attention to salt, a common household item with a long and intriguing history. In this multilayered masterpiece, Kurlansky explains how salt provoked and financed...

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The Story of Salt
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The Story of Salt

Mark Kurlansky, S. D. Schindler

A picture book that explores every aspect of salt: the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; why salt was key to the Age of...

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World Without Fish
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World Without Fish

Mark Kurlansky, Professor Frank Stockton

Gives a step-by-step account of what would happen if fish became extinct. This book outlines a plan for remedying the situation. It includes a fifteen-page graphic novel (each page is a chapter opener) that tells the fictional...

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The Cod's Tale
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The Cod’s Tale

Mark Kurlansky, S. D. Schindler

Based on COD: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World , this incredible story, combined with Schindler's stunning watercolors, offers a unique look at a thousand years of human civilization as it relates to the codfish....

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The Story of Salt
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The Story of Salt

Mark Kurlansky, S D Schindler

For use in schools and libraries only. The story of the only rock we eat, including its origin, the other discoveries made because of it, and tales of salt and the people who have been involved with it through the ages.

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Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One
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Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One

Mark Kurlansky

One of the reasons baseball fans so love the sport is that it involves certain physical acts of beauty. And one of the most beautiful sights in the history of baseball was Hank Greenberg's swing. This title explores the truth...

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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

Mark Kurlansky

For use in schools and libraries only. A witty romp through history uses the codfish as its main character, showing how cod became the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, while also questioning how depleted codfish...

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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence - a city that always surprises - Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansk

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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.

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Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season
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Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season

Bernd Brunner, Mark Kurlansky

Brunner masterfully does in words what resilient and adventurous people have done in their lives for centuries: he finds beauty in blizzards and ice and the crystallized enchantment of snow. --Dan Egan, Pulitzer finalist and...

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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music
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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music

Mark Kurlansky

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Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts
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Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

Mark Kurlansky

In these linked stories, Kurlansky ( Cod and Salt ) reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food.

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Havana
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Havana

Mark Kurlansky

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky.

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Paper: Paging Through History
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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky

From the The New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.

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A Chosen Few
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A Chosen Few

Mark Kurlansky, Brett Barry

Originally published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company in 1995 --Title verso page.

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The Story of Salt
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The Story of Salt

Mark Kurlansky, Brett Barry

A picture book that explores every aspect of salt: the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; why salt was key to the Age of...

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The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris
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The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

Mark Kurlansky

In his distinctive style, bestselling author Kurlansky examines the staggering amount of baseball talent that has originated in the impoverished area of San Pedro, in the Dominican Republic, and discovers wider meanings about...

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Las Estrellas Orientales: Como el beisbol cambio el pueblo dominicano de San Pedro deMacoris
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Las Estrellas Orientales: Como el beisbol cambio el pueblo dominicano de San Pedro deMacoris

Mark Kurlansky

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Ready for a Brand New Beat
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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Mark Kurlansky

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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How  Dancing in the Street  Became the Anthem for a Changing America
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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America

Mark Kurlansky, Stephen Hoye

Originally published: New York: Riverhead Books, 2013.

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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

Mark Kurlansky, Professor Grover Gardner

From award-winning author Mark Kurlansky comes a look at our earth's disappearing fisheries as seen through the lens of America's oldest fishing port.

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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

Mark Kurlansky, Professor Grover Gardner

From award-winning author Mark Kurlansky comes a look at our earth's disappearing fisheries as seen through the lens of America's oldest fishing port.

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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

Mark Kurlansky, Professor Grover Gardner

From award-winning author Mark Kurlansky comes a look at our earth's disappearing fisheries as seen through the lens of America's oldest fishing port.

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Salt: A World History
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Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky, Scott Brick

The bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History turns his attention to salt, a common household item with a long and intriguing history. In this multilayered masterpiece, Kurlansky explains how salt provoked and financed...

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