Salt: A World History

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IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 23
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Homer called salt a divine substance, while Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Kurlansky blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into this history of the substance which he claims shaped civilization from the beginning.
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9780142001615
9780802713735
9781597770972
9780786243891
9780698139152
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UG
Level 9.7, 23 Points
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1260L
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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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subject_facet Large type books, Large type books -- Specimens, Salt, Salt -- History, Salt industry and trade -- History
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