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Salt: A World History

Author : Kurlansky, Mark

From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky 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, Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

This book takes a look at an ordinary substance–salt, the only rock humans eat–and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.

Edition : Reprint
Format : Paperback


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Condition : Very Good
ISBN13 : 9780142001615
ISBN : 0142001619
Date Published : 2003
Publisher : Penguin Books

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