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Product Description: 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 years...read more

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9781632863911 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 17, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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 formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability...read more

Hardcover:

9781410490070 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 18, 2016), cover price $33.99 | About this edition: Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology.
9780393239614 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 10, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Rare book

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9788483067949 | Debate Editorial, March 13, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Rare book

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Product Description: 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...read more

Paperback:

9781594485879 | Riverhead Books, February 3, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: "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!" Announcing the paperback edition of World Without Fish, the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account—for kids—of what is happening to the world’s oceans and what they can do about it...read more

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9780761185000, titled "World Without Fish" | Workman Pub Co, November 4, 2014, cover price $14.95 | also contains World Without Fish | About this edition: "Can you imagine a world without fish?

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Product Description: "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!" Announcing the paperback edition of World Without Fish, the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account—for kids—of what is happening to the world’s oceans and what they can do about it...read more

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9780761156079 | Workman Pub Co, April 1, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Mark Kurlansky, beloved award-winning and bestselling author, offers a riveting, uniquely illustrated, narrative nonfiction account for kids about what’s happening to fish, the oceans, and our environment, and what kids can do about it.

Paperback:

9780761185000 | Workman Pub Co, November 4, 2014, cover price $14.95 | also contains The World Without Fish | About this edition: "Can you imagine a world without fish?

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780385743884 | Delacorte Pr, November 11, 2014, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 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.

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9780385372442 | Reprint edition (Delacorte Pr, November 11, 2014), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: 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.

Library:

9780375991356 | Delacorte Pr, November 11, 2014, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Break out the TV dinners!

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.
By Mark Kurlansky and S. D. Schindler (illustrator)

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9780345331342, titled "Video Movie Guide for Kids/a Book for Parents" | Ballantine Books, April 1, 1987, cover price $3.95 | also contains The Story of Salt, Video Movie Guide for Kids/a Book for Parents | About this edition: A guide to children's videos features critiques of the classic cartoons from Disney, MGM, and Warner's, feature-length films, and entertainment and educational tapes

Prebinding:

9780606357159 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, August 7, 2014), cover price $19.65 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville USA Studio by Martha and the Vandellas, with lead singer Martha Reeves arranging her own vocals...read more

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9781410461957 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, October 9, 2013), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestselling Author Can a song change a nation?
9781594487224 | Riverhead Books, July 11, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Can a song change a nation?

Paperback:

9781594632730 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, July 1, 2014), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Can a song change a nation?

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Ordered to fly into the heart of enemy territory to bomb the vital Doumer Bridge linking Hanoi with Haiphong and China, the pilots of the 345th Tactical Fighter Squadron muster every ounce of courage they have to complete their mission. Original.

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9780553293111, titled "Lucky's Bridge" | Bantam Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $5.99 | also contains Lucky''s Bridge | About this edition: The 354th Tactical Fighting Squadron must destroy a series of bridges in and around Hanoi, but when the North Vietnamese are tipped off about the plan ahead of time, the mission's difficulty increases

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Product Description: 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 air with the clean speed and strength of a propeller...read more

Hardcover:

9780300136609 | Yale Univ Pr, March 29, 2011, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: One of the reasons baseball fans so love the sport is that it involves certain physical acts of beauty.

Paperback:

9780300192469 | Yale Univ Pr, May 7, 2013, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: One of the reasons baseball fans so love the sport is that it involves certain physical acts of beauty.

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Product Description: While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing...read more

Hardcover:

9781410450784 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 26, 2012), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Few people in history have influenced the way we eat as much as Clarence Birdseye.
9780385527057 | Doubleday, May 8, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Break out the TV dinners!

Paperback:

9780767930307 | Anchor Books, February 12, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet.

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Product Description: Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom always played soldiers with his friends. But by the time he's eighteen, the Vietnam War is in full swing, and it's not as simple as the war games he played when he was a child...read more

Hardcover:

9780802722645 | Walker & Co, October 25, 2011, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom and his friends dreamed of either fighting in the military or leading the Dodgers to the World Series.

Paperback:

9781408826911 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, November 7, 2011, cover price $11.60 | About this edition: Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom always played soldiers with his friends.

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Product Description: In late 1946, Stig Dagerman was assigned by the Swedish newspaper Expressen to report on life in Germany immediately after the fall of the Third Reich. First published in Sweden in 1947, German Autumn, a collection of the articles written for that assignment, was unlike any other reporting at the time...read more

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9780816677528 | Italian edition edition (Univ of Minnesota Pr, October 5, 2011), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In late 1946, Stig Dagerman was assigned by the Swedish newspaper Expressen to report on life in Germany immediately after the fall of the Third Reich.

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Product Description: What is What? Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy - indeed, all of civilization - to ask what may well be the twenty most important questions in human history? Or has he given us a really smart, impossibly amusing game of twenty questions? Kurlansky considers the work of Confucius, Plato, Shakespeare, Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, the Talmud, Charles de Gaulle, Virginia Woolf, and others, distilling the deep questions of life to their sparkling essence...read more

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9781408815755 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, June 6, 2011, cover price $16.55 | About this edition: What is What?

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Product Description: What is What? Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion, literature, policy-indeed, all of civilization-to ask what may well be the twenty most important questions in human history? Or has he given us a really smart, impossibly amusing game of twenty questions? Kurlansky considers the work of Confucius, Plato, Gertrude Stein, Shakespeare, Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, the Talmud, Charles de Gaulle, Virginia Woolf, and others, distilling the deep questions of life to their sparkling essence...read more

Hardcover:

9780802779069 | Walker & Co, April 26, 2011, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: What is What?

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Product Description: "Este es un clásico de Kurlansky: erudito, impredecible, compasivo, y se lee compulsivamente. . . . Una reveladora meditación sobre el deporte, la nación, y también sobre el mundo". -Junot Díaz, autor de La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao "¿Qué tienen en común Rico Carty, Alfredo Griffin, Pedro Guerrero, George Bell, Julio Franco, Juan Samuel, Sammy Sosa, Alfonso Soriano, y Robinson Canó? Que todos proceden de San Pedro de Macorís, la pequeña ciudad azucarera en la República Dominicana...read more

Paperback:

9781594485145 | Riverhead Books, April 5, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "Este es un clásico de Kurlansky: erudito, impredecible, compasivo, y se lee compulsivamente.

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Product Description: "A fantastic social history" from the author of Salt and Cod (USA Today) In the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is often seen as the only way to a better life. For those who make it, the million-dollar paychecks from Major League Baseball mean that not only they, but their entire families as well, have been saved from grinding poverty...read more

Hardcover:

9781594487507 | Riverhead Books, April 15, 2010, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: 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.

Paperback:

9781594485053 | Riverhead Books, April 5, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "A fantastic social history" from the author of Salt and Cod (USA Today) In the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is often seen as the only way to a better life.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781400114313 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2010), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: 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.
9781400144310, titled "The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro De Macoris: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2010), cover price $69.99 | About this edition: 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.
9781400164318 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 15, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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...read more

Paperback:

9781594484889 | Riverhead Books, November 2, 2010, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

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Product Description: A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files.From the New York Times bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)...read more
By Mark Kurlansky (editor)

Hardcover:

9781594488658 | Riverhead Books, May 14, 2009, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A remarkable portrait of American food before World War II, presented by the New York Times-bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

Paperback:

9781594484575, titled "The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food-Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal," | 1 edition (Riverhead Books, April 6, 2010), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files.

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Product Description: Part of Emile Zola’s multigenerational Rougon-Macquart saga, The Belly of Paris is the story of Florent Quenu, a wrongly accused man who escapes imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Returning to his native Paris, Florent finds a city he barely recognizes, with its working classes displaced to make way for broad boulevards and bourgeois flats...read more
By Mark Kurlansky (trans)

Paperback:

9780812974225 | Modern Library, May 12, 2009, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Part of Emile Zola’s multigenerational Rougon-Macquart saga, The Belly of Paris is the story of Florent Quenu, a wrongly accused man who escapes imprisonment on Devil’s Island.

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Product Description: "A marvelous, compelling tale"(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Times bestselling author of Salt and Cod.Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest fishing port, is defined by the culture of commercial fishing. But the threat of over-fishing, combined with climate change and pollution, is endangering a way of life, not only in Gloucester but in coastal cities all over the world...read more

Paperback:

9781594483745 | Riverhead Books, May 5, 2009, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "A marvelous, compelling tale"(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Times bestselling author of Salt and Cod.

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Miscellaneous:

9781605148458 | Unabridged edition (Findaway World Llc, August 1, 2008), cover price $69.99

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Product Description: 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, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world...read more

Hardcover:

9780224082457 | Vintage Uk, July 3, 2008, cover price $30.65 | About this edition: The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history.

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Originally published in 1965, a compendium of excerpts offers insight into the spiritual leader's beliefs about action as a central component of non-violent resistance, his opposition to the caste system, and legacy as a proponent of spiritual integrity. Reprint.
By Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Kurlansky (introduced by) and Thomas Merton (editor)

Paperback:

9780811216869 | Reprint edition (New Directions, November 30, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Originally published in 1965, a compendium of excerpts offers insight into the spiritual leader's beliefs about action as a central component of non-violent resistance, his opposition to the caste system, and legacy as a proponent of spiritual integrity.

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