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              Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles

              Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles (Hardback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark; Illustrated by Liu, Jia

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              By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of ea...ch of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.
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              ISBN 9781547600854
              Released AU 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              World Without Fish

              World Without Fish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark; Illustrated by Stockton, Professor Frank

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              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. Written by Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and m...any other books, World Without Fish has been praised as urgent ( Publishers Weekly ) and a wonderfully fast-paced and engaging primer on the key questions surrounding fish and the sea (Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish ).?It has also been included in the New York State Expeditionary Learning English Language Arts Curriculum. Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots--biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition--in a way that kids can really understand. It describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, swordfish--even anchovies-- could disappear within fifty years, and the domino effect it would have: the oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms, the seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen, who are the original environmentalists, and scientists, who not that long ago considered fish an endless resource. It explains why fish farming is not the answer--and why sustainable fishing is, and how to help return the oceans to their natural ecological balance. Interwoven with the book is a twelve-page full-color graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to the next to form a larger fictional story that perfectly complements the text.
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              ISBN 9780761185000
              Released AU 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Workman Publishing
              Interest Age Children
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              A Moveable Feast
               

              A Moveable Feast (EPUB ebook)

              By Planet, Lonely; Food, Lonely Planet; Iyer, Pico; Kurlansky, Mark; Lebovitz, David

              On the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually too. Celebrate the riches and revelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world.

              ISBN 9781742205960
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              Language en
              Published AU 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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              Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

              Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark

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              Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. 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 edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself. Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But during the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement, and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurization. Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.
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              ISBN 9781632863836
              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              City Beasts: Fourteen Short Stories of Uninvited Wildlife

              City Beasts: Fourteen Short Stories of Uninvited Wildlife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark

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              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 existence. In the end, he illuminates how closely our worlds are aligned, how humans really are beasts, susceptible to their basest instincts, their wildest dreams, and their artful survival.
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              ISBN 9781594485879
              Released AU 15 Jan 2017
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The White Man In The Tree
               

              The White Man In The Tree (Paperback, New edition)

              By Kurlansky, Mark

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              The White Man in the Tree is a comedy of cultural misunderstanding set in the Caribbean, New York and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other.

              ISBN 9780099286745
              Released AU 4 Jan 2002
              Publisher Vintage
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              Paper: Paging Through History

              Paper: Paging Through History (Hardback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark

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              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.

              ISBN 9780393239614
              Released AU 31 May 2016
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*

              International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes* (Hardback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark; Kurlansky, Talia

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              From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.

              ISBN 9781620400272
              Released AU 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate
               

              Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate (Hardback)

              By Kurlansky, Mark

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                2 Jun 20

              In his new global food history, the internationally bestselling author says if we can save the salmon, we can save the world

              ISBN 9781786078520
              Released AU 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              A Moveable Feast

              A Moveable Feast (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Planet, Lonely; Fort, Matthew; Gates, Stefan; George, Don; Kurlansky, Mark

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              Life-changing food adventures around the world. On the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually too. Celebrate the riches and revelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world.

              ISBN 9781786572097
              Released AU 2 Nov 2016
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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