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Salt : World History

Salt : World History - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0142001615

Cover of Salt : World History 02 (ISBN 978-0142001615)
ISBN13: 978-0142001615
ISBN10: 0142001619
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $18.00

Salt : World History - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0142001615

Mark Kurlansky

ISBN13: 978-0142001615
ISBN10: 0142001619
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

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.