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Salt a world history
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Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2002.
Large Print
Physical Desc:
616 pages (large print) : ill, maps, ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 23
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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, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.

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Green Hills - Adult Large Print
333.85632 K9687s Large Type
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0786243899 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
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General Note
Originally published: New York : Walker, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kurlansky, M. (2002). Salt: a world history. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kurlansky, Mark. 2002. Salt: A World History. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kurlansky, Mark, Salt: A World History. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kurlansky, Mark. Salt: A World History. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2002. Print.

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