On the great Jewish dish, chopped herring or forshmak, a contested history and a range of possibilities
On interpreting the herring's grand migration as a gift from God, the ensuing arguments between nations and the eventual progress of science.
The herring's squeak or fart, from C17th Lübeck to 1980s Soviet submarine incursions into Swedish waters and a 2003 Ig Nobel Award
Including a complete, illustrated translation of Paul Neucrantz' C17th treatise on the herring together with notes on his sources
The sardine in cans, on the slab and in popular culture; the limits of self-identification for herrings and non-European pilchards
The story of the first great empire-shaping herring fishery together with historical and scientific speculations on its rise and its fall