Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, The

Mark Kurlansky

Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, The

Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, The

Mark Kurlansky
Pehmeäkantinen
12,90 €
Arvioitu toimituspäivä: 8.11.2021 - 24.11.2021
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Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Random House Trade
    • ISBN 9780345476395
    • Tuotekoodi 9780345476395
    • Kirjoittajat Mark Kurlansky
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 09.01.2007
    • Sivumäärä 307
    • Asiasanat United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA); Social History; Specific Ingredients - Seafood
    • Pituus (mm) 204.216
    • Leveys (mm) 134.112
    • Korkeus (mm) 18.542
    • Paino (g) 0.245

Tuotekuvaus

"Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining."
-The New York Times

"A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster."
-Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants-the oyster.
For centuries New York was famous for this particular shellfish, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city's life that the abundant bivalves were Gotham's most celebrated export, a staple food for all classes, and a natural filtration system for the city's congested waterways.

Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight-along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos-this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the seventeenth-century founding of New York to the death of its oyster beds and the rise of America's environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan's Gilded Age dining chambers. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, and delicious.

"Suffused with [Kurlansky's] pleasure in exploring the city across ground that hasn't already been covered with other writers' footprints."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Fascinating stuff . . . [Kurlansky] has a keen eye for odd facts and natural detail."
-The Wall Street Journal

"Kurlansky packs his breezy book with terrific anecdotes."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Magnificent . . . a towering accomplishment."
-Associated Press

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Myymäläsaatavuus

Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Random House Trade
    • ISBN 9780345476395
    • Tuotekoodi 9780345476395
    • Kirjoittajat Mark Kurlansky
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 09.01.2007
    • Sivumäärä 307
    • Asiasanat United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA); Social History; Specific Ingredients - Seafood
    • Pituus (mm) 204.216
    • Leveys (mm) 134.112
    • Korkeus (mm) 18.542
    • Paino (g) 0.245

Tuotekuvaus

"Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining."
-The New York Times

"A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster."
-Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants-the oyster.
For centuries New York was famous for this particular shellfish, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city's life that the abundant bivalves were Gotham's most celebrated export, a staple food for all classes, and a natural filtration system for the city's congested waterways.

Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight-along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos-this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the seventeenth-century founding of New York to the death of its oyster beds and the rise of America's environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan's Gilded Age dining chambers. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, and delicious.

"Suffused with [Kurlansky's] pleasure in exploring the city across ground that hasn't already been covered with other writers' footprints."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Fascinating stuff . . . [Kurlansky] has a keen eye for odd facts and natural detail."
-The Wall Street Journal

"Kurlansky packs his breezy book with terrific anecdotes."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Magnificent . . . a towering accomplishment."
-Associated Press

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