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The last wild food

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Paul Greenburg writes about fishing and aquaculture in his book "Four Fish" John Erik Stacy, 27 Aug 2010 On August 10, Paul Greenberg, author, journalist, lover of sea food and fishing, spoke in Seattle at the University of Washington Book Store to promote his book "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food." He spoke and ...

Author ordered to pay damages to wife of Bookseller of Kabul

Norwegian author Åsne Seierstads The Bookseller of Kabul was an international bestseller. Photograph: Gary Calton

Norwegian court rules Åsne Seierstad's book breached privacy of the Bookseller's real-life spouse By Michelle Pauli A court in Norway has ordered Åsne Seierstad, author of the Afghanistan-set bestseller The Bookseller of Kabul, and her publisher, Cappelen Damm, to pay 250,000 kroner (£26,276) in damages to a woman portrayed in the book. Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad's The ...

Norway consumer group irate over Kindle

Norway's Consumer Council put pressure on Apple several years ago for "tying" the music from its iTunes Store to its iPods. Now, the group is worried about the same issue with Amazon's Kindle, and it says an "iTunes2" complaint could be coming, writes Nate Anderson for Arstechnica.com Norway's Consumer Council, Forbrukerrådet, made a name for itself back ...

Books but no billionaire for Høstfest this year

Norway's billionaire businessman won't be autographing the new English version of his biography at Norsk Høstfest this year, reports the Minot Daily News. Norway's wealthiest man, Olav Thon, 86, is scheduled for hip surgery Wednesday so must put off his planned visit to Høstfest. "This is kind of unexpected," said Al Larson of Minot, who is publishing ...

Royal book about the Arctic

From left: Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Danish Crown Prince Frederik on visit to Greenland. Photo: Veronica Melå, The Royal Court.

The three Scandinavian heirs to the thrones are writing a book about their experiences from Svalbard and Greenland. The book will focus on climate changes and research and living in the Arctic. Three environmental scientists will also contribute to the book, which will be published simultaneously in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in October, Svalbardposten reports. Crown ...

Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to present book at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City

  Meet the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church, discussing his book, "Å gjøre en forskjell” (Making a difference), Sunday June 14, 6.30pm. You may also sign up for a reception following the discussion. ”Making a Difference” is an invitation to reflect upon Norway’s positions, values and interests during a ...

Vivid New Biography Collection Records Life of Iowa Pioneers

"The Passing of the Prairie by a Fossil: Biographical Sketches of Central Iowa Pioneers and Civil War Veterans"

  Nehemias Tjernagel illuminates trials of settlers and Civil War Soldiers STORY CITY, Iowa – Descendent of the Norwegian pioneering Tjernagelfamily Nehemias Tjernagel was deeply fascinated by the lives of pioneers and Civil War soldiers in Southern Hamilton and northern Story Counties. On the eve of World War I, Tjernagel recognized a unique opportunity to capture history ...

In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian dream

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Dregni’s Scandinavian roots do little to prepare him and his family for the year in Trondheim eating herring cakes, obeying the conformist Janteloven (Jante’s law), and enduring the mørketid (dark time). In Cod We Trust is one Minnesota family’s excursion into Norwegian life. The land of the midnight sun is far stranger than they had ...