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Salt: A World History
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn 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...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Frozen in Time (Adapted for Young Readers): Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Frozen in Time (Adapted for Young Readers): Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
by Mark Kurlansky
Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the way people eat all over the world. Adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.  Adventurer and...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing
The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing
by Mark Kurlansky
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod--the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish. Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs. fish--and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets--salmon, trout, and char;...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
by 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.Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe, and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
by 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.Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe, and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*
by 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.Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe, and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles
Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles
by Mark Kurlansky
By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
World Without Fish
World Without Fish
by Mark Kurlansky
A KID’S GUIDE TO THE OCEAN "Can you imagine a world without fish? It's not as crazy as it sounds. But if we keep doing things the way we've been doing things, fish could become extinct within fifty years. So let's change the way we do things!"World Without Fish is the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account—for kids—of what is...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
by 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.Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty...
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Categories: Unknown
City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
by Mark Kurlansky
All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt. In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his familiar haunts like New York’s Central Park or Miami’s Little Havana but with an original, earthy, and adventurous perspective. From...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
by 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. According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine; All Politics, History and Current Events
Paper: Paging Through History
Paper: Paging Through History
by Mark Kurlansky
From 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.Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles
Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles
by Mark Kurlansky
By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
1968: The Year That Rocked the World
1968: The Year That Rocked the World
by Mark Kurlansky
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...
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Categories: Unknown
The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food- before the national highway system, before chainrestaurants...
The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food- before the national highway system, before chainrestaurants...
by Mark Kurlansky
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...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
by Mark Kurlansky
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...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
by Mark Kurlansky
Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea (Modern Library Chronicles Book 26)
Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea (Modern Library Chronicles Book 26)
by Mark Kurlansky
In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most...
The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most...
by Mark Kurlansky
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...
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Categories: Unknown
The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris
The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris
by Mark Kurlansky
The intriguing, inspiring history of one small, impoverished area in the Dominican Republic that has produced a staggering number of Major League Baseball talent, from an award-winning, bestselling author. In the town of San Pedro in the Dominican Republic, baseball is not just a way of life. It's the way of life. By the year 2008...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sports & Outdoors
A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Mark Kurlansky
A POWERFUL, DEEPLY MOVING NARRATIVE OF HOPE REBORN IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIRFifty 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...
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Categories: Unknown
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History
Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History
by Mark Kurlansky
“Every once in awhile a writer of particular skills takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight.” That’s how David McCullough described Mark Kurlansky’s Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, a work that revealed how a meal can be as important as it is edible. Salt: A World History, its...
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Categories: All Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One (Jewish Lives)
Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One (Jewish Lives)
by 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. His calmly poised body seemed to have some special set of springs with a trigger release that snapped his arms and swept the bat through the...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Sports & Outdoors
Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts
Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts
by Mark Kurlansky
All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt. In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food. Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish soup, a bean curd...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music
by Mark Kurlansky
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...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
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