The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

Mark Kurlansky (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
January 09, 2007
Pages
307
Dimensions
5.28 X 0.73 X 8.04 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345476395

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About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award--winning author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, Salt: A World History, 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, and The Basque History of the World, as well as Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue (his debut novel), and several other books. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

Advance praise for The Big Oyster

"In his portrait of the once-famous oyster beds of New York Harbor, Kurlansky beautifully illustrates food's ability to connect us deeply to our particular place in the world, and shows how our nourishment is so vitally tied to the health of the natural world."
-Alice Waters

"Mark Kurlansky has done it again. The Big Oyster is a zesty love song to a bivalve and a city-intelligent, informative, and impossible to put down."
-Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award--winning author of In the Heart of the Sea

Praise for Mark Kurlansky

1968: The Year That Rocked the World

"Memorable, essential, and in its own way wondrous."
-The Boston Globe

Salt: A World History

"Bright writing and, most gratifyingly, an enveloping narrative."
-San Francisco Chronicle

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

"This eminently readable book is a new tool for scanning world history."
-The New York Times Book Review