Salt: A World History Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History

Author: Mark Kurlansky
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Salt: A World History
Mark Kurlansky
An unlikely world history 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 is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Mark KurlanskyPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 01/28/2003ISBN: 9780142001615Pages: 496Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 7.72h x 5.06w x 0.95dReview Citations: New York Times 02/02/2003 pg. 24Entertainment Weekly 03/20/2015 pg. 105Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 109029 / Salt: A World HistoryReading Level: 9.7 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 23

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