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Salt: A World History

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Salt: A World History

Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Kurlansky's kaleidoscopic history is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

AuthorMark Kurlansky
Dewey Decimal Number553.63209
EditionLater printing
LabelPenguin (Non-Classics)
List Price$16.00
ManufacturerPenguin (Non-Classics)
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages498
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2003-01-28
PublisherPenguin (Non-Classics)
StudioPenguin (Non-Classics)
TitleSalt: A World History
FeatureNotes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
Release Date2003-01-28
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC