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Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Author Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters, Gotham's most celebrated export, a staple food for the wealthy, the poor, and tourists alike, and the primary natural defense against pollution...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.694 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: 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 restaurants imposed uniformity and low quality, and before the Frigidaire meant frozen food in mass quantities. Back then, the nation's food was seasonal, regional, traditional, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin USA, Inc. 2009

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Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "A magnificent species whose survival is inextricably tied to the survival of the planet In what he calls "the most important environmental writing" in his long and award-winning career, best-selling author and journalist Mark Kurlansky recounts the sobering history of salmon and their perilous future. Kurlansky employs his signature multicentury storytelling and compelling attention to detail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Animal Wild Kurlansky

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "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--andthe fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets--salmon, trout, and char--are highly intelligent, wily, strong, and athletic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 688.7 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: Traces the meteoric popularity of the iconic song by Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter against a backdrop of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, exploring how the song's multiple meanings rendered it an activist anthem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 KUR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Social Cult Kurlansky

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: 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 International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2006

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Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "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 years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: "By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky's life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway's legend, starting with being in Idaho the day of Hemingway's death. The Importance of Not Being Ernest explores the intersections between Hemingway's and Kurlansky's lives, resulting in vivid accounts of two inspiring writing careers. Travel the world with both authors in this entertaining and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Books & Books Press, a division of Mango Publishing Group, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HEMINGWAY KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here 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 the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2010

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Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat-- and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2002

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Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: Big lies are told by governments, politicians, and corporations to avoid responsibility, cast blame on the innocent, win elections, disguise intent, create chaos, and gain power and wealth. Big lies are as old as civilization; they corrupt public understanding and discourse, turn science upside down, and reinvent history. The future stewards of our world require a how-to manual for seeing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 177.3 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark

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Summary: As Julia Child once said, "It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions." Historically, she's been right-and not just in the kitchen. Uniquely flourishing in just about every climate and culture around the world, onions have provided the essential basis not only for sautés, stews, and stir fries, but for medicines, metaphors, and folklore. Abundantly commonplace yet extraordinarily...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2023

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Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: 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 while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 637 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark

Summary: 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 literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art. It has created civilizations, fostering the fomenting of revolutions and the stabilizing of regimes. Witness history's greatest press run, which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 676.09 KUR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 946.6 KUR

Kurlansky, Mark.

Summary: Kurlansky offers a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 KUR

Summary: Using long-forgotten WPA files archived in the Library of Congress, author Mark Kurlansky paints a detailed picture of Depression Era Americans through the food that they ate and the local traditions and customs they observed when planning and preparing meals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.12 KUR

Brunner, Bernd

Summary: In Winterlust, a farmer painstakingly photographs five thousand snowflakes, each one dramatically different from the next. Indigenous peoples thrive on frozen terrain, where famous explorers perish. Icicles reach deep underwater, then explode. Rooms warmed by crackling fires fill with scents of cinnamon, cloves, and pine. Skis carve into powdery slopes, and iceboats traverse glacial lakes. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.2 BRU

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