Paper:  Paging Through History
Hardback, W. W. Norton & Company, May 17th 2016
Kindle Version, May 16th 2016


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 literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. One has only to look at history’s greatest press run, which produced 6.5 billion copies of Máo zhuxí yulu, Quotations from Chair...
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City Beasts:  Fourteen Short Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
Riverhead, February 3, 2015


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 baseball players in the Dominican Republic to Basque separatists in Spain to a restaurant owner in Cuba, from urban coyotes to a murder of crows, Kurlansky travels the worlds of animals and their human counterparts, revealing moving and hilarious truths about our connected ex...
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Frozen in Time:  Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Simultaneously available in a hardcover and trade paperback edition. Each edition includes an 8-page black-and-white photo insert.


The story of an odd man of imagination who  changed the world of food. Today Clarence Birdseye seems on the one hand very old fashioned but on the other curiously modern.

This biography—perfect for middle-grade readers—tells the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry, and is adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.

Adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye had a fascination with food preservation that led him to develop and patent the Birdseye freezing process and start the company that still bears his name today. Hi...
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International Night:  A Father and Daughter cook their way around the world.  Including more than 250 recipes.

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 writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book.

International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side ...
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