Salt

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Release date: 2003-01-28
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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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Classical history / classical civilisation

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 498

ISBN: 9780698139152

Additional Information

Genre: Classical history / classical civilisation

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 498

ISBN: 9780698139152

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