Books written by Mark Kurlansky

Cod

Vintage Books Canada | July 16, 1998 | 294 pages
Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they... More Info

City Beasts

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | February 3, 2015 | 320 pages
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... More Info

The Story of Salt

Puffin | August 7, 2014 | 48 pages
Drawn from the bestseller Salt: A World History, a stunning picture book presents a wealth of information on salt, from the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea, to its many uses throughout history, from ancient times to Gandhi's famous Salt March.  More Info

International Night

Bloomsbury USA | August 19, 2014 | 384 pages
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... More Info

Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | July 11, 2013 | 288 pages
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... More Info