“A Triumph of a Book” The Vancouver Sun Reviews George Rose’s Cod

“…for the whole story, you’ll want to read George A. Rose’s Cod: The Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries. This is an ambitious effort to tell the entire epic tale. It begins with the geological emergence of the Grand Banks half a billion years ago, traces the evolutionary origins of cod about five million years ago and carries on through the early aboriginal period, the age of exploration and the rise and fall of Newfoundland’s outport culture to the final reckoning and the present day. It’s a triumph of a book. Although it’s nearly 600 pages long and the author is a fisheries scientist, Cod is written in plain and lively language. Lushly illustrated and assiduously researched, it cuts no corners but still deftly manages to weave the fascinating human history of Newfoundland into the saga of its complex marine ecology.”


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