A World History
Mark Kurlansky

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.

Title Salt
Subtitle A World History
Author Mark Kurlansky
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 28 January 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 498 p.
ISBN-10 0142001619
ISBN-13 9780142001615
Publication Date 28 January 2003
Main content page count 498
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00

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