About this book
A fascinating study of the humble cod, and of the social and financial impact it has had on societies worldwide throughout history. Blending history, lore and even recipes together, it also recounts the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries, and explains how the most profitable fish in history is now faced with extinction.
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 centuries. He shows how the most profitable fish in history is faced with extinction.