Salt: A World History

Salt: A World History

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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.

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Name:
Salt: A World History
Manufacturer:
Penguin USA
MPN:
0142001619
Company Location:
USA Company Location USA   or Canada or Company Location Canada
UPC:
978014200161
GTIN-14:
09780142001615
ISBN:
0142001619

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