Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World - Part II - Limits Summary & Analysis

Mark Kurlansky
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Part II - Limits Summary and Analysis

Part II - Limits, is sub-divided into four named and enumerated chapters: 7 - A Few New Ideas Versus Nine Million Eggs, 8 - The Last Two Ideas, 9 - Iceland Discovers the Finite Universe, and 10 - Three Wars to Close the Open Sea. Most of the chapter titles provide risible and sarcastic comment on the chapter contents. Part II is largely concerned with the population dynamics of cod fisheries.

Fishing on the Grand Banks has always been, and still is, treacherous. The water is often shoaling; drifting ice poses hazards; the weather is unpredictable and frequently violent, and the temperatures are lethally cold. Dense fog is common, making navigation sometimes difficult. The sea is unforgiving and minor accidents can quickly turn deadly. Even though modern techniques have reduced the danger, it is still present; indeed, modern equipment...

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