Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Topics for Discussion

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Prior to reading the book, did you have a strong preference for cod? After reading the book, did your preference changed?

Do you think that cod fishing is simply an archaic method of obtaining food? Is there any viable long-term future in harvesting fish from the oceans?

Cod is a type of groundfish, living close to the ocean floor and feeding on nearly anything. What other traits make cod such a successful organism?

The book argues that fisheries should be proactively managed to sustain maximum long-term yield. Do you think that fisheries can be adequately studied and managed to attain such a desirable goal? Why or why not?

The book's construction presents very uniform paragraphs with simple and accessible sentences. Do you find reading such repetitive construction easy or difficult? If you were writing the book, would you retain this approach?

The book features...

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