Salt: A World History

By Mark Kurlansky
Publisher:Penguin (Non-Classics), (1/28/2003)

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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.
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updated on:9/3/2009

7/09 Seriously...this book is about Salt! Who knew there was so much to know? It was told in such a way to hold my interest. This will give you lots of answers to obscure trivia questions.

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"Salt: A World History"
By Mark Kurlansky

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Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times–bestselling and James A. Beard Award–winning author of many books, including Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the WorldSalt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the WorldThe Big Oyster: History on the Half ShellThe Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town. He is the winner of a Bon Appétit American Food and Entertaining Award for Food Writer of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the Year, as well as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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