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  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and... more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • 1968by Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...

  • Boogaloo on 2nd Avenueby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95

    In his eagerly awaited debut novel, critically acclaimed author Mark Kurlansky entertains readers with a brilliant story bursting with the vivid events and culinary delights?even recipes?that made bestsellers out of his nonfiction works Cod , Salt , and 1968 . Nathan woke up on a Friday morning with the unshakable sense that during this day he... more...

  • The Big Oysterby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants?the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters,... more...

  • The Last Fish Taleby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    The bestselling author of Cod , Salt , and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing?how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries,... more...

  • A Chosen Fewby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A POWERFUL, DEEPLY MOVING NARRATIVE OF HOPE REBORN IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIR Fifty years after it was bombed to rubble, Berlin is once again a city in which Jews gather for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have recently emerged as important new centers of Jewish culture. Small but proud Jewish communities are revitalizing the ancient centers... more...

  • Codby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky?s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award , is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans... more...

  • The Food of a Younger Landby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A remarkable portrait of American food before World War II, presented by the New York Times -bestselling author of Cod and Salt . Award-winning New York Times -bestselling author Mark Kurlansky takes us back to the food and eating habits of a younger America: Before the national highway system brought the country closer together; before chain... more...

  • The Food of a Younger Landby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 5.99

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