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Salt : A World History
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"Kurlansky finds the world in a grain of salt." - New York Times Book Review

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780142001615
  • ISBN-10: 0142001619
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Dimensions: 7.72 x 5.06 x 0.95 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 496
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP