Salt: A World History

Salt: A World History Author Mark Kurlansky
ISBN-10 0142001619
ISBN-13 9780142001615
Year 2003-01-28
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn 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 Saltis a supremely entertaining multi layered masterpiece

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